Ukrainian sailors rescued off the coast of Turkey returning home to Odessa

Ukrainian sailors rescued off the coast of Turkey returning home to Odessa

Rescued members of the crew of a cargo vessel Volgo-Balt 214, which sank in the Black Sea near the Turkish coast in the morning of January 7, are flying home

Incidents 1419 14 января, 2019 ukraina.ru

Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Sibiga reported this in his Twitter account on January 12.
"The rescued sailors went through passport control and flew from Istanbul to Odessa," he wrote.

Andrii Sybiha ‏ @andrii_sybiha

Vryatovanі seamen passed passport control і Vilіtayut іz Istanbul to Odessa

The river-sea cargo ship Volgo-Balt 214, which left the port of Azov and headed for the port of Samsun, sank during a storm in the Black Sea, 80 km from the Turkish coast.

According to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara, the crew consisted of 13 people, including 11 citizens of Ukraine and two citizens of Azerbaijan. Thus, the diplomatic mission refuted the information that two Russians were present on the ship at the time of the tragedy.

Seven crew members were able to rescue the Turkish Coast Guard. The rest died, in particular four Ukrainians. Three bodies were found and two were identified.

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