The second day of searching in the area of the wreck in the Kerch Strait the dry-cargo ship gave no results
A lifeboat from the wreck of the cargo ship “Heroes of Arsenal” discovered Thursday when a search and rescue operation in the area of the Kerch Strait, reported the Agency “Interfax-South” operations duty officer of the Maritime rescue coordination centre (MSCC) Novorossiysk.
“By the evening of Thursday, the active search in the area of the crash of the ship to no avail. Discovered only lifeline. Bodies and other parts of the ship not found”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
In search and rescue operations, he said, involved seven ships and a helicopter.
According to the information of EMERCOM of Russia in Krasnodar Krai, to Thursday night, surveyed about 100 km of coastline and 25 square miles of water area. Search gave no results. Oil spills in the marine environment not detected .
April 19 at 3:30 GMT in the Black sea on the removal of 19 nautical miles from the Cape of Zhelezny Rog (Krasnodar region, Taman Peninsula), near the Kerch Strait was wrecked cargo ship “Heroes of the Arsenal” (shipowner Shipping Gunes, Turkey, class of shipping register of Ukraine, flag of Panama).
The vessel followed from the port of Azov, Rostov region in Turkey, transporting the grain. On Board were a crew of 12 people (nine citizens of Ukraine, two citizens of Russia, one citizen of Georgia).
According to the “Rosmorrechflot”, the cause of the Maritime disaster was the storm. The cargo ship with a displacement of 3.5 thousand tons were split in two and sank.
In the first day of searching, rescuers recovered from the water the bodies of three dead sailors. One crew member was saved.