At least two people died in the crash of a bulk carrier in the Black Sea. The Volgo-Balt 179 sank off the coast of Romania. There were 13 sailors on board. 10 people were rescued, another crew member is being searched. Such data was reported by the company GPS Falcon, which received the distress signal. It is noted that the rescue operation began "in extremely difficult weather conditions."
At the moment, a tug under the Romanian flag is trying to save the rest of the crew from Russian cargo. The incident could have been due to a strong storm and wind blowing at this very strong hour.
According to preliminary data, the Volgo-Balt 179 dry cargo ship was sailing under the flag of the Comoros from Rostov-on-Don to Constanta. The crew consisted of Ukrainian citizens. Rosmorrechflot reported that the owner of the vessel is registered in Estonia.
"Volgo-Balt 179" was built in 1973 in Czechoslovakia and belongs to the ships of the "river-sea" class. Motor ships of the "Volgo-Balt" type are dry-cargo vessels of the "river-sea" class, which have four holds with hatch covers, with a tank and a poop, with double sides and a double bottom, with an engine room and a superstructure in the stern.