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Vessel sinks in Black Sea with 13 Ukrainians on board, fatalities reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two sailors died; one more is being searched, and ten were saved
12:53, 11 March 2021

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A vessel with 13 Ukrainian sailors aboard sank in the Black Sea, off the coast of Romania, as News.ro reported.

It is reported that two people died.

“Two sailors died; one is being searched and ten were saved after the drowning that was under the flag of Ukraine,” the message says.

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It is noted that the vessel raised the alarm and the rescue operation started right after, despite the extremely difficult weather conditions.

10 saved people stay in hospital and get the necessary aid. One more member of crew is still being searched.

According to mass media, a drowned vessel under the Ukrainian flag was heading to Constanța port in Romania.

Related: Four Ukrainian sailors from sunken vessel Ivan Golubets return to Ukraine

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky participated in the meeting with six Ukrainian citizens - crew members of Stevia cargo ship, who were captured by pirates in December 2020. During the attack on the ship last year, the pirates captured six Ukrainian sailors, as well as two citizens of Albania.

The Ukrainians were freed at the end of January 2021. They were taken to the city of Port Garkourt, where they underwent the necessary medical examination, and subsequently were transferred to Lagos and Istanbul (Turkey).

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