The Russian tugboat Admiral Nakhimov sank in the Sea of Azov which joins with the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait. There are no victims, reported the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
The incident took place at 7:23am Moscow time in the area of the port of Kavkaz some 1.5 miles from the shore at the depth of ten meters. The crew was evacuated by the tugboat Lvov which was passing by, said the Emergencies Ministry.
"At the present time experts are finding out the cause of the incident because the weather in the area of the Sea of Azov was favorable," pointed out the Emergencies Ministry.
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