Panamanian ship Focomar Among crew members who are citizens of Russia, sank off the coast of Yemen, all the sailors managed to escape, according to a report by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
On August 7th, near the island of Socotra (Republic of Yemen) sank Panamanian ship Focomar, the cabin of which there were 24 crew members. Among them, according to one version, there are Russians, Ukraine and the Philippines.
"according to updated information, all managed to escape and land on the island of Samha, located southwest of the crash site. Immediate medical assistance to seafarers do not need, " - said in the Russian international Ministry.
according to the foreign Ministry, immediately after the shipwreck of the organization to provide necessary assistance in transportation to a safe place sailors actively joined the diplomatic mission of Russia in the region.
"The work is complicated by the fact that the continuing anarchy in Yemen. Anyway, all the efforts are intended to be exported has received damages from the island. The evacuation was scheduled for 10 August, the ship of the Navy of Japan, based in Bahrain, however, the heavy foul weather prevented a rescue operation. Another attempt will be made today, August eleven. It is assumed that the crew takes in the Omani port of Salalah ", - stressed in the Ministry.
the foreign Ministry pointed out that the Russian foreign Ministry, in close collaboration with the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia, other relevant agencies and embassies of Russia in Yemen, Djibouti and Bahrain do whatever is necessary to help people in trouble with the crew of the sunken vessel.