According to preliminary information, the tanker unloaded in the port of Kavkaz and was heading towards Rostov-on-Don. The Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia reports that the emergency in the Sea of Azov occurred around 19:00 on October 24. Vessels "Bratsk", "Sirius", "Grigory Bugrov", "Sormovsky 3058", "Volganets 146" are working on the site. The boat of the Special Marine Detachment of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea "Dmitry Mikhailik" came to the place of the emergency.
“The causes of the explosion are to be found out by the specialized services. The first priority is to complete the rescue operations. A boat with booms on board has already left the port, which will be promptly installed and will help to identify the zone of possible consequences of what happened for the water area,” the Ministry of Natural Resources reports.