11.03.2021 - DRY CARGO VESSEL "VOLGOBALT 179" SANK OFF THE COAST OF ROMANIA
The VolgoBalt 179, a dry cargo vessel with crew 13 on board sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania early on Thursday, March 11.
The Romanian offshore services company GSP Offshore reports that its GSP Falcon offshore vessel had received a distress call from the cargo ship at 04:40 local time. The cargo ship, which had been en route to the Romanian port of Constanta, sank 70 nautical miles off the coast in the Black Sea, most likely due to the very strong storm.
According to the report, Grup Servicii Petroliere has currently rescued ten people who are in the hospital of the GSP Falcon ship and receive the necessary assistance. However, two people died. Another crew member is being miss for in the sea, and the rescue operation continues.
Cargo vessel Volgo Balt 179 was built in 1973, flag the Comoras.