The crew of the tug was forced to move on the raft because of the rain that flooded the ship.
In the Black sea requested the assistance of the small tug Squall, the crew was forced to abandon ship and drift on a raft in the direction of the Crimea. It is reported by EMERCOM of Russia in the region.
“At 06:55 on 8 September, it was reported that near the village of Geroevka Kerch city district, two kilometers from the shore of the small tug Squall pouring with rain. The captain of the vessel requested assistance on the removal of the crew from the vessel in the amount of seven people. 07:25 the crew abandoned ship to a life raft in full force and drifts in the direction of Cape takil Peninsula of Crimea”, – stated in the message.
In the MOE added that the rescue operation uchastovat tugs Anapa and mercury, from Simferopol airport ready to fly two rescue helicopter Mi-8.
However, in the search area adverse weather conditions: sea state 4-5, gusty North-easterly wind of 10-12 m/s, sometimes up to 20, heavy rain.
In the operation of all seven crew members of the tug lifted on Board the ship with life rafts, there were no injuries.
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