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Romania: Cargo ship sank off Constanta, 2 dead, 1 missing

Christian Fernsby |
General cargo ship Volgo Balt 179 sank in stormy weather east of Constanta, Romania, early in the morning Mar 11, being en route from Rostov, Azov sea, Russia, to Constanta, with cargo of coal.

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The ship issued distress signal at 0340 Moscow time Mar 11, reporting that crew is abandoning the ship. Anchored (according to track) off Constanta offshore support vessel GSP FALCON (IMO 8324579) responded and steamed to assist.

Out of understood, 13 crew (all Ukrainian), 10 were rescued, 2 recovered dead, and 1 was missing.

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