"Information about the incident came at 18:40 - an explosion occurred in the second tank. The vessel was on its way to Rostov-on-Don," the message says.
It is noted that the ship's crew consists of 13 people, ten of them were saved by the passing nearby motor ship Sirius. Rescuers are looking for three people who are overboard.
It is also reported that the tanker was half empty. Three rescue ships were sent to the vessel.
As we reported earlier, in November 2019, the Delfi tanker remained in the waters of Pivdenny port; a powerful storm thwarted the vessel to Odesa, and it sunk not far from the coast. No attempts to lift it off the sea bed turned successful until July 26, when it was put on its backbone.
It is also worth noting that the economic court of the Odesa region opened a criminal proceeding against Mister Drake PC company which owns the tanker.