Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State of health of 3 Azerbaijani sailors, who survived from sunken Turkish tanker, is normal
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan 16 /Trend S.Agaeva/
State of health of 3 Azerbaijani sailors, who survived from sunken Turkish tanker Edirne in the territorial waters of Albania is normal, press secretary of Azerbaijan MFA Elman Abdullayev told Trend.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Greece, also accredited in Albania, contacted the local authorities and holds the matter under review at the request of the Foreign Ministry, immediately after the release of information about the presence of citizens of Azerbaijan at the tanker, Abdullayev added.
State of health of Azerbaijani sailors Arif Amrakhov (born in 1991), Safa Ibragimov (1962) and Ramil Melikov (1977) is normal, while the captain of the vessel Khayyam Mamedov (1958) is considered missing, Abdullaev said, quoting to the embassy statement.
Two more crew members from Georgia, Melkaz Lazishvili (boatswain) and Beck Urushadze (sailor) are among the missing.
Turkish tanker Edirne sank after the explosion in the cargo tanks on January 15, 3 miles from Durres, Albania, the Adriatic Sea. The tanker unloaded more than 3,000 tons of fuel in Durres, and followed to the exit.
The bodies of two crew members missing in an explosion in the Turkish tanker Edirne in Albanian territorial waters have been found and sent for identification, the company Saygi Denizcilik ve Elektrik, which owned the ship told Trend on Monday.
"Identification should be completed by the second half of the day," the company said.
As mentioned by Saygi Denizcilik, the question of compensation will be discussed in conjunction with the company that insured the vessel. The name of the insurer is not specified.
According to preliminary reports, the cause of the explosion was non-decontaminating of the vessel's tanks after unloading the fuel.
Tanker Edirne IMO 7704291, deadweight 4112 tons, built in 1980, flag of Sierra Leone, the operator Saygi Denizcilik Ve Elektrik.