A victim of the disaster the tug with a strong roll is anchored off the coast of Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in Photobacterium Russia. Crimea. Archival photoA victim of the disaster the tug with a strong roll is anchored off the coast of Crimea© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Tow «Squall», the crew of which was saved in the Kerch Strait after left it to a life raft, with a strong roll is at the Cape of Takil from the Crimean coast, told RIA Novosti assistant head of GUMCHS in the Republic Vladimir Ivanov.

Informed in GUMCHS of the Russian Federation in the Republic reported that on Saturday morning a small tug Shkval has requested assistance in the Black sea, the crew abandoned the ship and is drifting on a raft in the direction of the Crimea. Rescue ship «mercury» found the raft with all seven sailors, left the tug, but their evacuation was hampered by the storm. At 11.17 GMT sailors were brought aboard the freighter «Falcon», which was in the area conducting search and rescue operations, to their health threatens nothing.

«Because of the incoming water and the beginning of the roll, the crew of the tug «Squall» had previously decided to abandon ship into the liferaft. The crew were saved and the tug was taking on water and with a strong roll is now at the Cape of Takil from the Crimean coast at anchor,» said Ivanov.

The tug sustained damage, the decision about its destiny will be made later, said rescuers.

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