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Cargo Ship ‘Snaps in Half’ During Storm (Video)

7th February 2021
Arvin was a river-sea cargo vessel type and vulanerable to storms Arvin was a river-sea cargo vessel type and vulanerable to storms

A ship ‘snapped in half’ and sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast while en route to Bulgaria.

Now, as Marine Industry News reports, a shocking video has been shared showing the crew making an emergency mayday call as the bow breaks.

Reports vary – some say that up to four crew members died in the incident. Rescue workers reportedly saved at least six people and retrieved the bodies of two others.

The Russian state agency overseeing sea and river fleets says the vessel belonged to the Ukrainian company Arvin Shipping Ltd.

According to Deha 24, Arvin is a river-sea cargo vessel type, vulnerable to strong storms at sea, because its structural strength isn’t sufficient enough to be fully seaworthy – it was too long and narrow. Arvin couldn’t stand against strong wind and waves and either broke in two, or was overwhelmed, while being anchored at Bartin anchorage in an attempt to shelter from a storm.

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