Oil tanker hits mine in Black Sea off Romania’s coast
A Liberian-flagged oil tanker has hit a mine in the Black Sea near the Romanian coast
This is reported by Sky News with reference to Reuters and its sources.
The incident occurred on October 15. The Ali Najafov tanker was only slightly damaged, and the crew remained unharmed.
According to the head of the Bosphorus Observer consulting firm, Yoruk Isik, the tanker was moving near the Sulina channel, near Romania.
A separate Ukrainian source reportedly confirmed the story.
This is the second time this month that a vessel has hit a floating mine.
On October 5, media reported that a Turkish cargo ship had hit a mine in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, namely near the mouth of the Danube, 11 nautical miles north of the town of Sulina. The Ukrainian Navy denied this: "Such information has been passed, but we do not confirm it. Everything was inspected, there was no damage, no explosion, the information is not true."