Floating crane ASPTR-1 sank, three crew missing, Crimea, Black sea
Floating crane ASPTR-1 sank in Black sea some 1.5 nm off Livadiya village, Yalta, Crimea, early in the morning Oct 12. Floating crane was under tow of tugs Mercury (IMO 7391692) and Derzkiy from Gurzuf Crimea, to Sevastopol Crimea, and started to leak in adverse weather. Crane sank at around 0300 Moscow time Oct 12, five crew were rescued by tug Derzkiy, three crew went missing. SAR launched, but as of afternoon Oct 12, no missing crew found.
Floating crane ASPTR-1, displacement 1000 tons, built 1962, flag Russia, owner State Agency Rosmorrechflot.