Moscow: At least 11 people died after a fire broke out in two ships (ships) in Kerch, which separates Crimea from Russia. According to the news, members of the crew of these ships were citizens of India, Turkey and Libya.
The fire was on Monday near the water front of the Russian border. Tanzania’s flag hoisted on both ships. One of these was carrying natural gas while the second tanker was there. This fire started when the two ships were transferring fuel from each other.
The Russian Dialogue Committee quoted the Marine officials as saying that 17 of these crew members were present in one vessel, Kandy, which contained nine Turkish nationals and eight Indian nationals. In the second vessel Maestro, there were seven members of the crew, seven Turkish nationals, seven Indian nationals and an intern from Libya, and 15 members of the crew.
Russian channel RT News told the Russian Maritime Agency that at least 11 sailors have died. An agency spokesman said, “It is believed that an explosion occurred (in a vessel). Then the fire spread to the other vessel. The rescue vessel is being provided. ”
The spokesman said that about three dozen sailors managed to get out of the boat by jumping from the boat. So far 12 people have been evacuated from the sea. Nine sailors are still missing. It has been reported in the news that due to bad weather there was a problem in rescue work.