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Sea storm in Russia causes major oil spill in Black Sea - je 12.11.2007 08

Michael BärNovember 12, 2007

Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of three sailors from a Russian freighter that sank during a storm in the Black Sea. At least 17 more sailors are missing after the storm caused numerous shipwrecks in the busy waterway between Russia and Ukraine. One of the ships involved is a tanker that spilled 2,000 tonnes of fuel oil. Officials say it will take years to clean up the damage. +++LM-REIN+++ The tanker broke up off the Ukrainian port of Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula. The shipwrecks also included two freighters carrying sulphur which went down in the Strait of Kerch between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.