All 14 Ukrainian sailors from the bulk carrier NEW LEO saved

All 14 Ukrainian sailors from the bulk carrier NEW LEO saved

The NEW LEO bulk carrier (Liberian flag) with the cargo began on the morning of December 4, during the transition from Elevsis Greece to Gemlik Turkey in the Aegean Sea during a storm, it underwent heavy rolling, which caused the cargo to shift and roll. As a result, the ship began to sink.

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After the engine failed, the crew gave a distress signal, the Bessarabian media holding reported with reference to the Associated Press  and  REUTERS . 

Greek authorities say that rescuers safely evacuated all 14 crew members.

Three military helicopters, two military vessels, a coast guard rescue ship and five merchant ships took part in the rescue operation.

In a statement, the Greek coast guard said that two NEW LEO sailors were injured, not life-threatening, they would need treatment in a hospital.

The condition of the vessel is unknown, the last AIS was recorded at about 17:00 UTC, the vessel was already in distress by then, not on the move.

General cargo ship NEW LEO, IMO 9113044, dwt 5820, ship length 102.83 m, width - 15.85 m, built in 1997, Liberia flag, bulk carrier operator PRESTIGE LTD, Odessa, Ukraine.

Ship wreck NEW LEO

Earlier it was reported that all 14 sailors are citizens of Ukraine.

Author: Alena Khodarchenko, photo maritimebulletin

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