The Rescue and Diving Service of the State Service of Ukraine on Emergencies alerted the State Maritime Search & Rescue Centre on 17.04.2013 at 09.55 LT on the three residents of the Kotovsky residential area of Odessa city to have left for the sea late tonight and failed to return back.
According to the information by their relatives and friends, the lost sailed on a plastic boat in the vicinity of Vapnyarka village near Odessa around 11 pm.
The operation involved the SAR speedboat PRK-01. At 12.39 the boat started to the area of the object’s probable location. At 14.31 the crew detected the capsized unmanned boat in 2 km southern of the Severny Odesskiy Cape. The search is still on.
The weather conditions in the SAR operation area are: wind NE 6-9 mtr/sec, sea 2 balls, seawater temperature 8C.
Press Office of SE MSRS