Livestock carrier collides with Russian navy ship off Turkey

Livestock carrier Youzarsif H collided with Russian Navy ship Liman off Turkish coast in the Black Sea yesterday.

The livestock carrier was sailing from Capu Midia to Aqaba and hit the navy ship in heavy fog. The navy ship suffered a hull breach and water ingress, which led to the sinking of the ship.

Turkish authorities dispatched a tugboat and three rescue vessels to the scene and the nearby Russian cargo ship Ulus Star also joined the rescue operations. Youzarsif H survived the collision and helped picked up 15 Russian sailors.

According to the Turkish coast guard, all 78 crew on the navy ship have been rescued and no injures were reported.

Youzarsif H is operated by Lebanon-based La Mer Shipping and Liman was part of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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