Russian Black Sea Fleet Deploys Two Salvage Tugs to Kerch Strait

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – To assist the Tanzanian tankers Maestro and Kandy, in distress in the northern part of the Black Sea, rescue tugboats of the Black Sea Fleet tug Professor Nikolay Muru and SB 739 were sent.

Eight people have been reported missing following a fire that broke out on board two Tanzania-flagged tankers in the Kerch Strait, the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transportation (Rosmorrechflot) told Sputnik News Agency, amid a search and rescue operation.

How fire could break out on two ships simultaneously in the same area remains a mystery.