In the Kerch Strait are continuing the search for eight crew members of cargo ship «Heroes of Arsenal», which sank yesterday morning during the storm. In place of the delivered deep-water apparatus «Falcon». The first dives, preparing divers.
In the Kerch Strait in the morning and resumed her rescue efforts on the wreck of the cargo ship «Heroes of Arsenal,» reports «TV Center». Missing are eight sailors. In the search area there has arrived group of divers, and deep-water apparatus «Falcon». Emergency workers and volunteers surveyed the shoreline. The causes of PE investigators establish, a criminal case.
At dawn the search for the missing sailors has been resumed. Now on a place of wreck of the bulk carrier is built up grouping of the Ministry. The fate of eight people remains unknown.
Of the 12 sailors aboard a cargo ship, yet saved only one. Motorman Konstantin Chernenko, according to some, already gave a statement to investigators. According to him, the captain of the ship decided to wait out the storm in the open sea. After a strong wave pulled the anchor chain, the ship split in half. The old ship was not designed for that kind of excitement sea is likely to have an impact in poor physical condition. Now in the search area are six vessels and two helicopters of the emergencies Ministry.
The ship, which belonged to a Turkish company, was carrying grain from Azov. According to experts, the storm for this type of bulk carriers is very dangerous. Depth at the crash site more than a hundred meters. After the start of the rescue operation has been more than a day. During this time, they found three dead bodies of the sailors empty boat and two wetsuit. In Kerch, organized operational headquarters, where can contact relatives of the crew.
The cargo ship «Heroes of Arsenal» disappeared from radar early Wednesday morning. 15 minutes before the crew managed to signal for help. On Board were two Russians, nine Ukrainians and one citizen of Georgia.
Weather now allows you to continue the search and rescue operation. Meanwhile, forecasters predict in the next two days a strong wind and storm.
Boris Maksudov, Alexander Sarbanov, Maxim Volodin. «TV Center», the Crimea.