A Panama-flagged cargo ship listed then
capsized in the Black Sea on Saturday (13 October 2018)
vessel was carrying scrap metal and sank about 50 miles from the coast in about
6,500 feet (1,900 meters) of water.
The crew, two from Turkey and six from
Azerbaijan, boarded a life raft and were safely rescued by a tanker after a
distress message was sent by the captain. They have reportedly been taken to
the Russian port of Novorossiysk by the Minerva Marine tanker.
preliminary findings, according to the local media, showed that the vessel
listed to its side and subsequently capsized possibly due to an occasional
displacement of the cargo onboard.