Kerch Strait News

Tankers in black sea on fire for five days

The tankers were also reportedly located outside Russia’s territorial waters: about 70 km away from the village of Yakovenko, Crimea’s closes point; 90 km away from the entry to the Kerch Strait; and about 100 km away from the Taman Peninsula.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 29, 2019

20 feared dead after fire engulfs two cargo ships near Crimea

The blaze on the two ships, unleashed by an explosion, occurred on Monday off the southern coast of Crimea, at the entrance to the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

IOL , South Africa Jan 22, 2019

At least 10 dead as fire rages on Black Sea ships

Russian maritime officials said earlier that the vessels were carrying out a ship-to-ship transfer of fuel in the Kerch Strait, which separates Crimea from Russia.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

The accident occurred close to the Kerch Strait, a flashpoint in tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 22, 2019

Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

MOSCOW - Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry said on Monday, with a rescue operation still underway.

EWN , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

The fire erupted while the two vessels, the Maestro and the Candy, were anchored near the Kerch Strait linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

Smoke rises from a fire at a ship in the Kerch Strait near Crimea January 21, 2019.

Reuters , Africa Jan 21, 2019

10 killed in deadly blaze involving two Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessels near Crimea

At least 10 people have died in a fire involving two Tanzania-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, authorities say.

The Star , Kenya Jan 21, 2019

Russian senator says U.S. warship in Black Sea should keep its distance

This week a court in Russia extended by three months the arrest of 24 Ukrainian sailors captured along with their ships in November in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Azov Sea.

Reuters , Africa Jan 20, 2019

Germany urges Russia, Ukraine to de-escalate conflict

He said Russia must allow ships to pass through the Kerch Strait that leads to the Sea of Azov.

Reuters , Africa Jan 18, 2019