Identities of Azerbaijani sailors from Kramco dry cargo ship published
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 8 / Trend S. Agayeva /
The identities of the Azerbaijani sailors, the crew members of the Kramco dry cargo ship, which crashed on Monday in the Black Sea near the Kilyos region of Istanbul, have been announced.
The Azerbaijani sailors were Enver Guliyev, Roman Babakishiyev, Ilgar Guliyev, Zafar Rahimov, Yusif Babashev, Babayar Agverdiyev, Gamlet Kichibayev and Nail Agverdiyev , the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey, Zakir Hashimov, told Trend over the phone from Ankara. .
All of them are Azerbaijani citizens. The ambassador said that all the sailors are in fine condition.
All the Azerbaijani sailor's documents are in order. They will be able to return home any time. Azerbaijan's General Consul in Turkey is prepared to assist them, Hashimov said.
The Kramco dry cargo ship, sailing under the Cambodian flag and which was carrying Azerbaijanis, crashed on Monday in the Black Sea near the Kilyos region of Istanbul.
Aran said that there was a team of 12 sailors on board, eight of them Azerbaijanis, two Georgians, 1 Ukrainian and one Turkish.
The distress signal from the cargo ship came at approximately 17.30 local time, NTV reported. A rescue team was sent to the site immediately after the crash.
First, nine crew members were evacuated, then three more were rescued, the TV channel reported. According to NTV, the Turkish Coast Guard boats and helicopters took part in rescue operations, which were complicated by severe storms.
Observers said that Istanbul has once again avoided an ecological catastrophe that would have been fraught with unpredictable consequences for the megalopolis of 12-million people.
Every year over 100,000 vessels transporting 150 million tons of oil cross the Bosporus, which rung through Istanbul.