Two crew members of the Russian dry cargo ship Arvin, which sank off the coast of Turkey, were killed. This was announced on Sunday, January 17, by the Governor of the province of Bartın Sinan Güner.
“There were 13 people on board the sunken dry cargo ship, all Russian citizens. So far five people have been rescued and two dead bodies have been found,” he was quoted as saying by the Anatolian News Agency.
Edition Haber also reported two deaths.
“Two crew members died on the dry cargo ship that sank in Bartyn,” the newspaper wrote on Twitter.
The number of rescued Russian sailors from the dry cargo ship increased to five.
Earlier, on January 17, Guner reported the rescue of three sailors from the crew of the Russian dry cargo ship. A Russian-flagged dry cargo vessel sank near Inkumu and a rescue operation was launched to save 15 crew members in three lifeboats. The operation is complicated by unfavorable weather conditions.