The "Kandiy" and "Maestro" ships that moved from the Kerch Strait in the evening and were said to have a Tanzanian flag, were soon destroyed by explosions and a fire.
In the case of the Can market, one of the ships turned completely into a ball of fire, the crew jumped into the sea to save their lives. The explosion on the ship and the consequent fire were recorded by the crew on another ship in the area. It was announced that 16 of the 31 crew members on board were Turkish. The crew jumped into the sea with fire. Rescue ships have been sent to the region to help the victims.
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INTERFAX: EXPLOSION OF EXPLOSION DURING THE TRANSMISSION OF FUEL BETWEEN VESSELS
The agency reported that the explosion occurred during the transfer of fuel from one ship to another, according to the agency, suspecting that the explosion was due to a "violation of security procedures ".
ROSMORREFLOPLOT: 11 PEOPLE FORGIVE LIFE
Russian maritime and river transport Rosmorreçflot, "One or two burning ships, the flag of Tanzania in ships, 17 people in one, 14 people in the event, 11 people were killed in the accident, 14 people have been saved, nationality is not yet clear ", he shared information on the incident. .
There are 17 people on the ship called "Kandiy"; 9 of them are Turkish citizens and 8 of them are citizens of India, and the "Master" ship has 14 people, 7 of which are Turkish and 7 of them are Indian nationals.
The Novorossiysk Coordination Center also announced that 10 rescue ships and a large number of search and rescue personnel were sent to the area.