The Commission on Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations decided that the Delfi tanker, which sank near Odesa last year, should be removed from the Black Sea by July 20. The head of Odesa regional state administration Maksym Kutsy announced this during a briefing, the broadcast of which was posted on Facebook.
"The regional emergency commission agreed with the captain of the Odesa port, who set the deadline for raising the tanker aground - July 20. Although the shipowner requested an extension of the deadline until August 1," Kutsy said.
According to him, now divers install pontoons to lift the ship out of the water and tow for further repairs in one of the docks.
After taking a water analysis near the tanker, experts did not find traces of oil products in it. However, swimming at Dolphin Beach is not recommended.
As we reported before, police have opened criminal proceedings regarding the tanker “Delfi” accident, which occurred near Odesa.
It is noted that the event is qualified under the article "Violation of rules related to safety of traffic or operation of railway, water or air transport " (Part 1 of Article 276 of the Criminal Code). The sanction of the article provides punishment in the form of correctional labor for a term up to two years, or restraint of liberty for a term up to three years.