The victims of the fire on the tankers in the Kerch Strait were two sailor
Moscow. 21 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — Two people were killed Monday in a fire on two boats under the flag of Tanzania in the Black sea, reported the Agency “Interfax” in the Rescue coordination centre (JCC) of Rosmorrechflot.
“At the moment, out of the water during the rescue operation raised the bodies of two dead”, — said the representative of SKC. The rescuers managed to raise from the water alive a few sailors.
The Russians among the members of the crews of the burning ships no. The teams consisted of citizens of India and Turkey.
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According to preliminary data, one of burning in the Kerch Strait tankers during the emergency, could be the handling of fuel.
“We received information from passing vessels, that one of the two ships were close, apparently, was the handling of fuel, of the cotton, with a flash. First the fire on one ship became visible, then spread to the second”, — reported the press service of the Rosmorrechflot.
The incident occurred about 15 nautical miles from shore, outside the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. Caught fire the court in the flag of Tanzania — “Kandy” and “Maestro” — who was at anchor in neutral waters. After the fire started with them independently evacuated more than 30 sailors.