The 78-member crew of the Liman intelligence vessel of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which was wrecked on Thursday, were rescued. 63 people were rescued by the Turkish coastguard and 15 by the ship Youzarif H which caused the collision, the press service of the Turkish Prime Minister said in a statement of which Sputnik obtained a copy.
” The Coast Guard’s Directorate General announced that the 81-meter Yugoslav-H freighter flying the flag of Togo and carrying livestock had crashed into the Russian intelligence vessel Liman near the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait . After receiving SOS signals, rescuers from the Coast Guard were dispatched to the scene. Of the 78 crew members of the Russian intelligence vessel, 63 were rescued by the rescuers and 15 by the crew of Youzarsif-H, “the statement said.
According to Turkish rescuers, the crew of the Russian ship is safe and sound.
The General Staff of the Turkish Army announced that the collision had been caused by a very thick fog. The Russian ship sank shortly after the collision.
The Russian ship Ulus-Star, which was 1.5 nautical miles from the shipwreck, sent the crew to the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.