Search Continues After Ship With Ukrainain and Azerbaijani Sailors Sinks in Turkey
Bodies of Azerbaijani captain Ismyilov Turbat and Ukrainian third mate Bodnik Ruslan have been found
Photo from Turkish Navy official website
Coast guard units have found two more bodies of crew members after a Panama-flagged cargo vessel sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, the local governorship said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.
The bodies of Azerbaijani captain Ismyilov Turbat and Ukrainian third mate Bodnik Ruslan have been found.
The units had been searching for the bodies of four crew members after a Panama-flagged cargo vessel sank near Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Search for the other two bodies is ongoing.
On Monday, Samsun Governor Osman Kaymak said that six sailors had died and seven others were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard after the vessel went down some 80 nautical miles off the northern Samsun province in Turkey. A ship over 100 meters long was carrying 3,300 kilograms of coal.
Ukrainian sailors Stanislav Shevchuk, Pavlo Milnichenko, Oleh Herashchenko, Yevheniy Ilchenko, Yevhen Yatsenko, Denys Skachko, Tetiana Budko are still in Samsun hospitals, according to Ukrainian ambassador Andriy Sybiha.
On Jan. 7, a ship with eleven Ukrainian and two Azerbaijani sailors onboard sank off the coast of the Turkish province Samsun. Inclement weather was given as a reason.