Russian Naval Vessel Sank Off Turkey’s Black Sea Due To Collision
A Russian naval vessel sank off Turkey Black Sea coast after a collision, but good thing there was no loss of life happened in the incident.
Turkish officials said that all of the 78 personnel on board vacated the Russian ship Liman sank in the Black Sea. The crew of the sinking ship was immediately transferred to the Ulus Star, a Russian cargo ship.
The incident takes place on Thursday (April 27, 2017). Liman is the former research converted by Russian navy into a reconnaissance ship. Russia’s defense ministry also said that Liman endures a hull breach caused by the collision 40 kilometers northwest of the Bosphorus Strait.
The Russian naval intelligence vessel sank after colliding with Youzarsif H, a Togo-flagged livestock freighter. The ship was carrying about 78 crews, who were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard before totally sank.
Hammami Livestock owns Youzarsif H, which collided with the Russian naval vessel. Hammami’s spokesman said that it was only slight hit and no life has been lost in the incident, but the cost of amount loss due to the accident was not yet estimated.
“It is considered a slight hit, for us, we don’t know our losses yet, but thank God there is no loss of life – neither from our side nor from the other ship,” said by a spokesman for Hammami.
Turkish prime ministry sources said that Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian counterpart of Turkey has been called by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to express sympathy regarding the incident in the black sea.
A Turkish shipping agency ‘GAC” said that the collision was happened due to the low visibility caused by fog.
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