A Russian oil tanker has been rocked by an explosion in the Sea of Azov and is now sinking, according to Russian media.
It is understood that a rescue operation is underway for three missing crew members.
BREAKING – There has been an explosion on board a Russian oil tanker in the Kerch Strait; At least 3 people are missing. The ship is listing and could sink!
Russian officials confirm that a passing ship has saved 10 of the 13 crew members.?? ⚓️
Via; TASS pic.twitter.com/tTZCSRoXUb
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The Russian Government say that said the explosion on the General Azi Aslanov took place as the tanker was en route from the port of Kavkaz to the port of Rostov-on-Don.
The below video turns out not to be related to this incident, sorry about that!
UPDATE: The Russian oil tanker affected by the explosion is about to sink, according to Rosmorrechflot.
BREAKING – There has been an explosion on board a Russian oil tanker in the Kerch Strait; At least 3 people are missing. The ship is tilting, per TASS
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More on this as it develops.