Tanker's Delfi crew evacuated in Odesa, ship's captain in serious condition

All three people were taken away by ambulance cars
17:12, 22 November 2019


Three members of the tanker’s "Delfi" crew were evacuated after the ship run aground. It had broken the moorings due to a severe storm. The head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Maksym Kutsyi reported about it on the air of 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

According to Kutsyi, all three people were taken away by ambulance cars. The captain of the ship was in serious condition because he had been in the flooded captain's cabin for two hours.

According to the Dumskaya newspaper, initially, two crew members - a senior mechanic and a sailor were pulled ashore. Later rescuers took out the captain of the sinking ship.

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"Initially, they tried to use an inflatable boat and a water scooter for evacuation, but the waves interfered and divers went to pull sailors by swimming," the statement said.

The head of the Odesa Regional State Administration noted that the vessel had been in the territorial waters of Ukraine since May and there had been no fuel. The spots that have appeared in the water after the crash are being studied by environmentalists.

As we reported earlier,  the issue of the forced evacuation of three crew members of the tanker "Delfi", which had run aground, was being decided. It was stated that sailors had run out of drinking water and there had been no electricity.

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