In Rosmorrechflot has called the possible cause of the sinking of the ship in the Black sea

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Malvaceae sea. Archival photoIn Rosmorrechflot has called the possible cause of the sinking of the ship in the Black sea© RIA Novosti / Sergey Maligawa

Non-shifting cargo of scrap metal, previously, led to the increase in roll and flooding of the ship under the flag of Panama in the Black sea, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of Rosmorrechflot.

«About the reasons for the flooding, saying it is difficult, but because the ship was carrying scrap metal, then, in advance, to the PE could result in out-of-band shift of cargo», — said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that all members of the crew evacuated, the risk to life and health no. The vessel followed from the port of Azov.

Previously, he reported that the ship was 50 miles offshore and sank at a depth of 1900 metres. At the moment Greek tanker evacuated crew members of two Turkish citizens and six citizens of Azerbaijan to Novorossiysk.

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