According to the Russian state news agency TASS, at least two people died in a fire on board two cargo ships in the Black Sea near Crimea on Monday evening, probably during a fuel transfer. Search teams have so far saved at least 14 people and continue to search for the missing Russian Ministry of Transport.
The two Tanzania ships named Candy and Maestro had 31 crew members on board, including Turkish and Indian citizens
Both ships are reportedly in flames.
"The fire on ships continues to burn. It will not extinguish until all the gas burns out, "said a spokesperson for the rescue center.
According to Reuters, conditions in the Kerch Strait were stormy at the time of the incident.
Between Russia and Russia The Russian-annexed Crimea is one strategic waterway representing an important access route from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov The area is a conflict point between the Crimea and Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 201