In Turkey told the details of the rescue of the crew of the Russian ship “Liman”
ANKARA, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. Of the 78 crew members of the Russian intelligence ship black sea fleet “Liman”, which sank in the Black sea, 63 people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard, the 15 crew members of the cargo ship “Youzarsıf H” collided with the Russian ship, said the Department of information and press of the Prime Minister of Turkey, obtained by RIA Novosti.
“The office of the coast guard reported that the 81-metre cargo ship “Youzarsif-H” flag, carrying live cattle, collided with a Russian reconnaissance ship Liman near the entrance to the Bosphorus. Immediately after receiving the Istanbul coast guard SOS signal in the area of the collision were sent to a rescue vessel, trucks and speed boats. Of the 78 crew members of a Russian military vessel 63 people have been rescued by the coast guard command of Turkey, and the remaining 15 crew members “Youzarsif-H”, — stated in the message.
According to the Turkish coast guard, the health status of all members of the crew of “Estuary” is satisfactory.
Collision, as stated by the Turkish General staff, has occurred from-for a strong fog
“During the rescue operations performed by rescue team in accordance with the regulations of the Turkish Navy, after receiving reports of the crash in the territorial waters, all 78 members of the crew of the Russian warship was successfully saved. Russian military vessel shortly after the collision went down. There is no one missing crew member,” — said in the defense Ministry.
In the rescue operation took part the landing craft of the Turkish Navy Imbat and Kiliç, Akin a rescue vessel and coast guard vessel Tekirdağ, the helicopter SH-70, search-and-rescue aircraft CN-235 and search-and-rescue helicopter and a coast guard cutter and rescue helicopter of the coast guard of Turkey.
Earlier it was reported that Liman Thursday was holed after colliding with another vessel in the Black sea, in 40 kilometers from the Bosphorus. According to the Turkish coast guard rescued 78 Russian sailors, their condition is satisfactory. As reported by the defense Ministry, the ship itself sank.