A crew member went missing while another sustained injuries, after an explosion took place onboard a multipurpose cargo vessel off Turkey, on 2 November.
ccording to reports, fire fire broke out on the “Azov Confidence”, after leaving the port of Samsun, heading for the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.
After the fire erupted, a mechanic is believed to had been engulfed in flames, jumping into the sea. A search and rescue operation was launched, but it has not find him yet.
Another seafarer was also injured in the blast, and was taken to Samsun Education & Research Hospital, from where he was later discharged after receiving outpatient treatment.
Further information clarifies that the explosion took place in the engine room, but the extent of damage to the ship is unknown.