Russian tanker catches fire in Caspian Sea, 1 crew member reported killed Environment
Russian tanker catches fire in Caspian Sea, 1 crew member reported killed
A source told RIA Novosti that the ignition source is believed to be on the deck of the vessel.
The Palflot-2 vessel in distress is currently drifting in Turkmenistan’s territorial waters some 800 kilometers from Russia’s nearest port, Astrakhan. Ten crew members have been evacuated from the ship by another Russian vessel, emergency agency sources told Russian media.