The crew of the tugboat to the distressed off the coast of Crimea, delivered to Kerch

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotobanka. Archival photoThe crew of the tugboat to the distressed off the coast of Crimea, delivered to Kerch© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

Seven sailors injured the disaster in the Kerch Strait tow «Squall» delivered in the Kerch trade port, reported RIA Novosti head of the unitary enterprise «Crimean sea ports» Alexey Volkov.

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.

«The crew of the tug «Storm» has just been delivered in the Kerch commercial port on Board of the tug of morspace «mercury». Now sailors visiting the rescue workers and doctors,» said Volkov.

Tow «Squall» (port of registry St.-Petersburg), the crew of which was saved in the Kerch Strait after left it to a life raft, with a strong roll is at anchor at the Cape of Takil from the Crimean coast.

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