SVYATOGOR crew died under suspicious circumstances, vessel detained
General cargo vessel SVYATOGOR requested medical assistance for a 37-year old Ukrainian crew in the morning Oct 4, east of Rhodes, Greece. Ill crew was medevaced by helicopter and transported to Rhodes Hospital, where he was declared dead. Circumstances of an accident raised suspicions, vessel was directed to Rhodes port and anchored there, for investigation. Vessel is en route from Mersin Turkey to Rostov-on-Don, Azov sea. As of 0500 UTC Oct 5 vessel remained at anchor.