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Bulk carrier-grain carrier caught fire in the Sea of ​​Azov

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Rosmorechflot reported a fire on a loaded grain vessel «AKUA» in the Sea of ​​Azov. It is known that the bulk carrier sails under the flag of Vanuatu, but the owner is a Turkish company. On board — commercial cargo (wheat). The total weight of grain crops is less than three thousand tons. According to preliminary information, the ship was heading to Istanbul.

AT 11: 30 information about smoke has been received. Visually, the fire of the superstructure is visible. The captain did not ask for help, but Rosmorport sent two tugboats, providing them with support. They are fighting for the survivability of the vessel on their own at the moment , — Rosmorechflot is quoted by RIA Novosti .

В Азовском море загорелся балкер-зерновоз

Photo: KP-Kuban

1123188990 The cause of the fire is still unknown. Russian tugboats will help the crew of the burning ship if the need arises, Rosmorrechflot added.

Judging by the data of the monitoring resource Marinetraffic, a bulk grain carrier is located near the Kuban port of Temryuk.

The fire is still on fire at the moment. Crew members are now doing the firefighting. They hope to cope on their own, — 4584889specified Alexey Kravchenko, press secretary of Rosmorrechflot.

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There is 13 a person on board the AKUA vessel. These are citizens of India, Azerbaijan and Turkey. There are no Russians among the crew members.

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