The Ministry of emergency situations of the Russian Federation and Russian law enforcement agencies say that the victim on 19 April, the ship “Heroes of the Arsenal” was EN route from Azov to Turkey with the grain. At the same time sources “” among which the relatives of the crew of the vessel “PETRA III”, say: team “Heroes Arsenal” had to make roads transshipment of grain in international waters on a bulk carrier drive “PETRA III”. At the disposal of the site “Today” , the conversation got one of the sailors with the second cousin of the captain of the ship and the report of the assistant to the captain of the vessel “PETRA III”.
Where was carrying a grain cargo ship with Ukrainians on Board
In the Russian emergencies Ministry said the ship “Heroes of the Arsenal” was carrying grain from Russia to Turkey, and later this same information was announced by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. “According to the investigation, 19 April 2017, approximately about four o’clock in the Black sea near the Kerch Strait for unknown reason, crashed and sank the cargo ship “Heroes of Arsenal. The cargo ship under the flag of Panama was flying from port of Azov, Rostov region in Turkey, transporting the grain,” – said the Russian “Komsomolskaya Pravda” senior assistant head of the southern DAY SK of Russia Oksana On.
At the same time sources “” say that “Heroes of Arsenal” before the crash was not far from the vessel “PETRA III”. It is to him and headed the ship for transshipment of grain.
“The fact is that when it started, the captain was in the cabin, he passed the information that “the Arsenal…” in distress. He ran to the bridge. The boatswain yelled, “Let’s do something, because people are drowning”. The captain of the “PETRA III” said that we are not doing anything, we’re not even going to weigh anchor and go towards the “Arsenal”, because we will not be able to turn on this wave. If you want to save someone, go jump overboard and it will be equivalent to the fact that we go in the direction of “PETRA III”. No rescue operation was not. Now “Peter” should be checked. They removed all the information on Arsenal, even if Arsenal were to unload grain. The captain said, “erase, burn and eat all of the information we of this ship supposedly not familiar,” says a relative of the second captain.
“No rescue operation was not. Now “Peter” should be checked. They removed all the information on Arsenal, even if Arsenal were to unload grain. The captain said, “erase, burn and eat all of the information we of this ship supposedly not familiar,” says a relative of the second captain.
In the report of the assistant to the captain of the vessel “PETRA III” they say that supposedly the ship was trying to anchor and get close to sinking “the hero of the Arsenal.”
“I… was on the watch 19.04.2017 in a time period from 00.00 to 04.00, 03.22 ship time received signal bedstuy by VHF DSC from the “Heroes of Arsenal.” In accordance with the procedures, confirmed it and immediately reported this to the captain of the ship, which is five minutes before the incident went down into the cabin. At 03.25 ship was vremenji the captain went to the bridge. In 03.27 received instructions from the CCS “Novorossiysk” to follow in the disaster area of the vessel. Reported that will be removed from the anchor…
Weather conditions were: wind WSW – 20.5 m/s with gusts up to 23 m/s. At 03.35 began to withdraw from the anchors. Attempts to select anchor windlass progress has not led to success because of the strong wind and excitement will”, – stated in the report.
At the same time sources “” believe that the information in the rapport is distorted. By the way, the vessel “PETRA III” is owned by “Linter”.
Who was on the ship, and why did you stop looking
“Today” also the names of the crew members “Heroes of the Dnieper”:
Glazko I. – Ukraine
Vedernikov A. – Russia (found dead)
Mesnyankin A. – Ukraine
Sinuk D. – Ukraine
Pateev D. – Russia
Pantyuhov A. – Ukraine
Kadzhaya L. – Georgia
Ganczewski N. – Ukraine (found dead)
Bazura A. – Ukraine
Chernenko K. – Ukraine (found alive)
Goncharenko A. – Ukraine (found dead)
Svechkar M. – Ukraine
The rescue operation was conducted of the Russian Federation. There were about 140 people. At the moment the operation was stopped. “Due to the fact that the area where the crashed ship and surrounding water surfaces were examined qualitatively and in full measure, and taking into account the difficult meteorological conditions: temperature of water +8 – +9⁰С, air temperature +11- +13⁰С, waves up to four meters and absence of any reasonable prospect of detection of the surviving crew members of the sunken ship “heroes of the Arsenal”, the decision was made to cease the active phase of the sea search. The search for the missing crew members continues passing ships”, – stated in the message of Federal Agency of Maritime and river transport of Russia.
At the same time, relatives of the crew members, whose fate is still not known, believe: the search must continue. “We ask the whole Ukraine to achieve the resumption of rescue operations to find our relatives. We believe that they are alive. We need to raise the whole of Ukraine on the ears”, – addressed to the editor of the “Today” family members of the crew.
As reported, on April 19 in the Black sea sank standing in the roads, the cargo ship “heroes of the Arsenal,” an SOS from the captain came around 04:00. On Board were 12 crew members — nine citizens of Ukraine, two Russians and one citizen of Georgia. Minder — a citizen of Ukraine managed to save. He was lifted out of the water with signs of severe hypothermia.
Was later established the identity of three sailors who managed to find. According to emergency services, identified the Russian Andrei Vedernikov — chief mate, and two citizens of Ukraine — sailor Nikolai Ganczewski and minder Alexey Goncharenko.
The fate of eight crew members currently remains unknown.