Tanker General Azi Aslanov

A tanker in ballast has suffered an explosion. According to the report 3 of 13 crew are not accounted for. Cargo vapour, apparently.

This article, not in English, but has photo.

Google was nice enough to translate it to this for me.

An explosion occurred in the Sea of ​​Azov at the mouth of the Kerch Strait on the General Hazi Aslanov tanker under the Russian flag.

APA reports quoting RIA Novosti that according to the emergency services, the explosion was preceded by a fire.

Three crew members were thrown overboard, they are being looked for, another 10 were saved by the passing ship “Sirius”, the condition of the rescued is satisfactory. According to preliminary data of Rosmorrechflot, vapors of oil products exploded, the tanker was sailing empty to Rostov-on-Don. Rescuers, investigators and criminologists, as well as specialists from Rosprirodnadzor went to the place of the emergency. The tanker banked, Rosmorrechflot does not exclude that it may sink.

At the same time, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, there is no oil spill at the site of an emergency with a tanker, but booms will be installed around the site of potential pollution, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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So they have finally understood that tanker explosions cannot be fully understood without involving a good criminologist?