VIDEO: The tanker 'Delfi' capsized in the Black Sea, Ukraine
On the evening of November 21, the small bunker tanker Delfi under the flag of Moldova suffered a disaster on the roads of the Port of Odessa. The engine of the vessel was failed, the vessel was dropped from the anchor and carried away to Odessa.
At first, a heavy storm prevented the rescue operation, and then the crew members refused to evacuate. According to the official version, the owner of the vessel threatened the crew with unpaid salaries in case of consent to the evacuation. He allegedly insisted on the need to save the ship.
On the afternoon of November 22, the tanker almost lay on its side. A black oily liquid flowed out of the hole. Ecologists began to work on the spot, they took water samples. After lunch, three crew members were evacuated from the ship.