( RIA Novosti ) - A second cargo ship loaded with sulfur sank during a storm on Sunday at the Kavkaz port in the Sea of Azov in Russia's south, with the crew unhurt in the incident.
The dry cargo ship Nakhichevan sank in the Kerch Strait while its crew boarded a rescue raft, the regional emergencies center said, citing preliminary information.
Severe weather conditions have caused a series of incidents at the port in the past twenty-four hours.
The dry cargo ship Volnogorsk carrying 2,000 metric tons of sulfur sank off the port of Kavkaz in the Kerch Strait on Sunday. The tanker Volgoneft-139 carrying 4,000 metric tons of oil broke apart during a storm, with more than 1,000 metric tons of oil leaking into the sea. Another tanker has also been hit by the storm and a crack has been found in its hull.