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Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

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Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

Rescue operation is still underway as crew members jump into the sea to escape.

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Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

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Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia's transport ministry said on Monday (January 21), with a rescue operation still underway.

The ministry said earlier on Monday (January 21) that crew members were jumping into the sea to escape the blaze, which likely broke out during a ship-to-ship fuel transhipment.

Both ships were under the Tanzanian flag - Candy (Venice) and Maestro - and had a combined total of 31 crew members.

Of them, 16 were Turkish citizens and 15 from India, it said.

An industry source told Reuters there were stormy conditions in the sea when the incident happened.

The Kerch Strait between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern Russia controls access from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea, where there are both Russian and Ukrainian ports.

In November, Russia detained three Ukrainian navy vessels and their crews in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, fueling tensions between the two countries.

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.




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