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Russian oil tanker explodes in Sea of Azov

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 25, 2020
The General Hazi Aslanov oil tanker was hit by a fire and explosion in the Sea of Azov.
General Hazi Aslanov
Russia   General Hazi Aslanov
The tanker was empty at the time, according to the Krasnodar region branch of the emergencies ministry, which is coordinating the rescue operation. There were 13 crew members on board when the accident happened, and 10 have been rescued while 3 remain missing.

Topics: Russia

Russia's Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said that the accident may have been caused by oil products vapors, and that other shipping through the Kerch Strait has not been affected, the Prime news agency reported.