25 May, Friday

Cargo ship with 12 people aboard sinks in Black Sea


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A shipwreck occurred in the Black Sea waters on Wednesday, the Crimean department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, Eurasia Diary reports citing TASS.

"On April 19, 2017, the Heroes of Arsenal ship wrecked in the waters of the Black Sea," the department said in a statement.

According to Crimean rescuers, the vessel had 12 crew members on board.

"We have information that there were nine Ukrainians, one Georgian and two Russians onboard," a spokesman for the department said, giving no further details.

A spokesman for the Kransodar Territory’s Emergencies Ministry department said one person was rescued from the area of the disaster, but the fate of other crew members is unknown.

Crimean rescuers say they had located four more people in the sea, but cannot approach them at the moment.

Five people having been rescued and seven still missing, a source in local emergency services told Sputnik.

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