A citizen of Georgia was on board the sunken ship "Faith"
This morning, rescue operation off the coast of Turkey, where the cargo ship "Faith", carrying the citizens of Ukraine and a citizen of Georgia, sank on January 31, was resumed. The vessel with 11 crew members was sent from Russia to the Turkish port Aliagra when got to the storm, RBC daily reported.
According to the TV channel "Vesti", currently eight people are missing. At the moment, they have managed to rescue the two crew members and one female cook. The fate of seven Ukrainian sailors and a citizen of Georgia is still unknown. According to the rescued crew members of the "Faith," they saw their colleagues leaving the ship.
"We have a hope to find the rest of the crew. They have survival skills. And while we have not found them, they are considered alive", Erol Ayyldyz, Governor of Black Sea province of Zonguldak, near which a shipwreck had occured on Tuesday night, said.
At the same time second mate Pavel Selivanov said that when the ship was sinking, the crew slept in the cabins. "The captain ordered everyone to wear life jackets. I managed to do it and left the board, others might not have such a possibility. The ship sank within two to three minutes', Selivanov said.
RIA Novosti specifies the names of crew members of the "Faith". In the list of survivors in a shipwreck there are the second and third mates Edward Pavlenko (42) and Pavel Selivanov (24), as well as ship chef Larissa Lukacs (36). All three were taken to a hospital in Eregli. To date, citizens of Ukraine Igor Kulish (49), Oleksandr Zielinski (58), Pavel Zelinsky (26), Igor Khayetsky (22), Oleksandr Ilyasov (41), Michael Kapunenko (40), Boris Borisov (44 ) and a citizen of Georgia Darsadze Moorman (56) are missing.
The reason for the shipwreck of 114-meter vessel a mile from the port of Eregli became a violent storm, which resulted the vessel quickly began to draw water at the bow and sank within two or three minutes.