In the Kerch Strait on Wednesday, October 12, when towing in the Crimea from the port “Caucasus” in the Krasnodar region sank a floating crane. Five crew members were rescued, three people were missing, reports GU Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic of Crimea. TASS notes that the emergency crane boat in the Black sea has nothing to do with the construction of the Kerch bridge.

According to the MOE, the crane, which followed in Kerch, sank near the village of Livadia, near Yalta, 4 km from the coast. On Board were eight crew members, five raised on Board the tug.

The helicopter of EMERCOM of Russia aimed at finding the three missing crew members of a floating crane. About TASS said the assistant head of EMERCOM in the Crimea, Vladimir Ivanov.

“In addition, the area examined the rescue boat, the coast search working group notified all ships in the area,” said Ivanov. According to him, the crane was heading to the Kerch area, transported him two tugs.

“On Board the crane began to flow outboard water was leaking. The crew more than an hour fought for the survival of the crane, but could not do anything,” – said Ivanov. Now set the identity and position of the missing crew members.

“Interfax” in the emergency region reported that the depth, where sank the crane, approximately 90 metres. Currently taking measures to organize search and rescue work, but they complicate the difficult weather conditions.

Earlier, a source in emergency services of the region told TASS that the towing of floating cranes in the Kerch Strait killed two people.
“The incident occurred at 03:40 Moscow time. The tug moved the floating crane, and due to adverse weather conditions the crane drowned. On Board were seven people, five were able to raise, two drowned,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

It was specifically noted that the incident with the floating crane has nothing to do with the construction of the Kerch bridge. About this TASS said the project customer – the representative of the PKU “uprdor “Taman”.

In the Kerch Strait sank a floating crane, three people missing 12.10.2016

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