In the Black sea was wrecked ship of the Russian Federation “Heroes of Arsenal.” This was reported in the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.
“Today, April 19, at 03:54 by border guards received a report that was adopted by the SOS signal from the ship “Heroes of Arsenal” under the flag of Panama. The coordinates of the location of the vessel: 440 49 8 school; 0360 34 8 D, about 14 nautical miles from the coast in the Black sea. According to preliminary information, on Board were 12 crew members”, – stated in the message.
According to rescuers, to clarify the situation at the scene of the incident and sent a tug “Demidov” and the court “Bishop”, “Armada Navigator”, “Barnet”, “AGAS and Aalos”, located in the area.
In connection with adverse weather conditions (sea waves reach up to 3 m) and wind gusts up to 20 m/s the following ships in the area pre-crash “not possible” .
Transport Supervisory service will check how good was sank in the Black sea the ship before departure, said a source in the international services of Maritime search and rescue, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“The ship might have comments on the technical condition, however, to say definitely not. All documents will be checked,” – said the source.
The head of the press service of the Crimean Department of the emergency Ministry Vladimir Ivanov said that one of the twelve crew members of the vessel “Heroes of Arsenal” brought aboard in a state of severe hypothermia, with four established visual contact.
“Rescuers see people wearing lifejackets, unfortunately, they can’t take them on Board the lifeboats. Their strong wave will take from the ship. Until their status is unclear,” – said Ivanov.
He also said citizenship 12 crew members: 9 citizens of Ukraine, 2 Russian and one Georgian.
Source in international Maritime services search and rescue said that “previously, on the report of the crew in a shipwreck, they faced a strong storm. To cope with the elements crew failed and the ship sank”.
Earlier it was reported that in the Atlantic looking for a South Korean cargo ship.
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