MOSCOW, February 20 – RIA Novosti. The seamen of the cargo ship April with signs of poisoning were evacuated by the rescue tug “Mercury” to the port of Kavkaz, Rosmorrechflot told RIA Novosti.
“People were handed over at night. The sea tug Mercury brought them ashore and handed over to the coastal services,” the press service said. They added that the sailors are in the port of Kavkaz, and the ship itself is at anchorage at sea.
As RIA Novosti previously reported in the department, on February 19, the crew of the Panama-flagged cargo ship April, which is located in the Kerch Bay, is planned to be evacuated due to food poisoning, a mechanic died.
According to vesselfinder, the Panama-flagged cargo ship April was scheduled to call at the Turkish port of Samsun on February 20, with an estimated arrival time of six in the morning. The last place of arrival is the Russian port of Kavkaz.
The April vessel was created in 1991, after being built until 2005 it bore the name FRISIANA. Since 1991, for five years, it flew the flag of Cyprus, then the Netherlands. The vessel has repeatedly changed its name and passed under the flags of other states. So, in 2005 it was renamed GOLO RIVER, in 2011 – in GENC Z, and only in 2019 the ship received its current name. According to vesselfinder, the last ship owner in 2019 was April Sg Co.