Ukrainian citizens were on board the dry cargo ship Arvin, which sank off the coast of Turkey. Six sailors were saved, and the other two died. This was announced by the speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko on Twitter.
"The ship Arvin sank off the coast of Turkey with 10 Ukrainians and 2 foreigners on board. Six people were rescued, and two were killed. The search and rescue operation against four sailors continues," the speaker noted.
The Governor of the province Bartin also announced the presence of Ukrainians on the ship, Adanolu reports.
"We stated that the ship was under the Russian flag, but later we found out that it was under the flag of Palau. The ship was carrying cargo from Georgia to Bulgaria and was sent to the port of Bartin due to unfavorable weather conditions. The ship's crew are citizens of Ukraine," the governor said.
Besides, Interfax reported that there were two Russian citizens on board the dry cargo ship, and the ship owner of the sunken ship was the Ukrainian company Arvin Shipping LTD.
Earlier, on January 17, the cargo ship Arvin sank off the coast of Turkey in the Black Sea. According to the information, the accident occurred near the town of Bartin. Rescuers are working at the scene.