The announcement said that the natural gas loaded on the fireboat was still burning and that although rescue vessels continued to spray water on the fireboat, the fire had not been completely suppressed.
Tass news agency quoted rescue workers as saying that the two ships were carrying about 2500 tons of liquefied natural gas.
Tanzanian flag-flying tanker and a liquefied gas carrier caught fire in the Kerch Strait on the 21st, when two ships were carrying out fuel delivery operations, one of them suddenly caught fire and the fire spread to another ship. The Russian Federation Oceanic and River Transport Bureau said Tuesday that there were 32 people on board at the time of the accident. As of the early morning of the 22nd, rescue authorities had rescued 12 people, found 10 bodies of the victims and 10 missing persons had no hope of survival.
Source of this article: Xinhua responsible editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647