At the scene of the wreck of the “Heroes of the Arsenal” in the Kerch Strait in the morning resumed the search and rescue work. This was reported “Interfax” the press-service of the southern regional emergency center of Russia.
“In the morning a search and rescue operation resumed, there are six rescue vessels. 19 operational groups of 72 people and 20 pieces of equipment carry out monitoring of the coastal zone”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, to participate in operations readiness is a diving group of seven people with experience of working at great depths. They are equipped with a mobile diving system with hyperbaric chamber, the small-sized remotely operated underwater vehicle “Falcon” and side-scan sonar.
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We will remind, on April 19 at about 4:00 in the morning the ship “Heroes of Arsenal”, which went under the flag of Panama, gave the signal SOS. The ship sank approximately 27 km from the coast of the occupied Crimea. On Board were 12 crew members, including 9 citizens of Ukraine, 2 Russian citizens and the citizens of Georgia. Rescuers found the bodies of three dead sailors. One crew member, a citizen of Ukraine, was saved.
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The Ministry of emergency situations said that the ship was from the city of Azov to Turkey with a cargo of grain.
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