Tanker Pazar in distress in Black sea
Product tanker Pazar is in distress in Black sea, some 70 nm east of Varna. Vessel reported water ingress in engine room, but didn’t issue distress signal. According to Bulgarian media, it was owner who contacted authorities, asking for assistance. Crew refused to evacuate, there is no danger of sinking. Bulgarian rescuers, including helicopters, are on standby, ready to evacuate crew. Vessel is en route from Ukraine to Durres, Albania. Tug from Varna is to be sent to disabled tanker, to tow her to Varna.