On 29.07.2017 at 05:34UTC State MRCC in Odessa received a signal about the activation of EPIRP Cospas Sarsat coordinates: 44 00,0 Northern Lattitude 033 52,3 Eastern Longitude, from the vessel "ANDA" MMSI 671303000, under the flag of Togo, 9 crew members (3-citizens of India , 6-Syria).
SAR operation is being conducted. It is coordinated by State MRCC Odessa in cooperation with MRCC Novorossiysk. Merchant vessels, that were near the area were sent there for the assistance. The vessel "Vityaz" of SE "MSRS"left the seaport Chornomorsk and is heading to the region of the operation. The forces of SE "MSRS", State emergency service of Ukraine and Ukrainian Naval Forces got fully operational.
For the moment, merchant vessels, that took part in the following SAR operation found a vessel, which had an accident due to weather conditions and turned over, 8 crew members were found and taken on board. The search of the last crew member still continue.