A Russian Oil Tanker Explodes In The Sea Of Azov And 3 People Are Missing

- Oct 26, 2020-

Russian Satellite News Agency reported on October 25 that a Russian oil tanker caught fire and exploded in the Sea of Azov.


   According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Krasnodar Region of Russia, it was preliminarily determined that no cargo was carried on the tanker. The fire and explosion was the Russian tanker Azi Aslanov, which had 13 crew members.


   The Russian Satellite News Agency just reported that a Russian oil tanker caught fire in the Sea of Azov and then exploded. As of now, 10 crew members have been rescued on board.

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   Satellite News quoted the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations as saying that “due to a fire on an oil tanker in the Azov Sea, two explosions occurred in the cabin carrying petroleum products.”


   The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent three rescue ships to the scene for emergency rescue missions. A passing ship "Bratsk" is also on the scene. At present, there are 102 people and 14 equipment in the rescue operation. However, the local weather was already dark, which brought difficulties to rescue operations.


   At the time of the incident, the tanker was sailing from the Caucasus port to Rostov-on-Don. At present, emergency rescue operations will be launched for the other three crew members who are still missing, hoping to find them as soon as possible.


   The Russian Federal Transport Supervision Agency stated that the tanker was tilted due to the explosion. At present, the tanker does not rule out the possibility of sinking. According to reports, according to the data provided by the local authorities, it is preliminarily determined that the oil vapor on the tanker caused the explosion.



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