According to Turkish media reports on the 17th, at 12:35 on the same day, the Palau-flagged ship “ARVIN” operated by a Ukrainian company sank in the mooring water near the Turkish Black Sea coastal city of Baltin.
Six of the 12 crew members on board have been rescued, three others have been killed, and the whereabouts of the other three are unknown.
Due to bad weather conditions, only one victim’s body has been salvaged so far.
It is reported that Alvin plans to travel from Georgia to Bulgaria.
Due to bad weather, she stopped in the waters near Baltin on January 15. At noon on the 17th, it sank due to the hull fracture in the docked sea.
Confirmed with a Ukrainian company operating the ship, there are 12 crew members on board.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, in order to rescue the people in distress, the Turkish Naval Command sent a frigate to the sea area where the accident occurred for search and rescue.
Helicopters sent by the Turkish Coast Guard were temporarily unable to participate in search and rescue operations due to bad weather conditions.
According to the latest news, the search and rescue operation was temporarily suspended due to the bad weather conditions in the sea area of the accident.