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Turkish ship caught fire in Abkhazia

2010-02-12 17:29

A Turkish vessel caught fire in Abkhazia, one of the crew members was injured.


The fire occurred at the ship with a cargo of cement, 300 meters [328 yards] away from the coast, in Sokhumi bay basin.

Having received the signal, Abkhazian fire-fighters reached the ship and due to joint efforts of the fire brigade and the crew the fire was contained, said Lev Kvitsinia, the Abkhazian emergency department head.

According to tentative data, the vessel ignited due to fault in wires. It's mentioned that the ship was assembled in 1964 and requires serious repair.

Georgiy Podbelskiy, a crew member, born in Odessa, was taken to the Republican hospital with medium-grade burns.


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