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Help to m\v MEHMET UNLU near Port Yuzhny

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On the 4th of September, 2016, at 23:15 the duty officer of State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a distress alert from the captain of the m/v MEHMET UNLU (flag of Turkey, IMO 920029). The ship was on her way from Mykolaiv to Jordan, lost control and the power was switched off. Additionally, the Port Control Duty Officer of the port of Yuzhny informed that there was a fight between the crew members and there are injured onboard. The duty officer announced the stage of alert. It was decided to prepare and involve the search and rescue boats “PRK-01” and “PRK-02” of SE “MSRS”. Also the information was submitted to the State Border Service and after consultations with the State Inspection of Port Control of the port of Yuzhny the tug «Champion» was directed to MEHMET UNLU to prevent her drifting ashore. As a result of joint actions of personnel of the SE “MSRS”, Marine Guard Division of the State Border Service and the Administration of the port of Yuzhny, the situation was taken under control. Further operation was led by the law enforcement bodies which were informed in due order. Four injured crew members were found on board and sent to the hospital for relevant medical assistance. 

 “Maritime Search and Rescue Service”

 


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State Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC)  


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