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The Consulate General of Russia in Turkey received information about the death of the captain of the Russian cargo ship. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the duty diplomat of the Ministry on Monday, January 7.
According to the coast guard of Turkey, appealed to him the command of the ship “Canopus” and said that captain Yuri Cherkasov was found dead in his cabin. It was around the time when the ship passed the Dardanelles. It came from the Black sea through the Bosphorus and then the Marmara sea.
“At the moment the ship is in port near the city of çanakkale”, — said the interlocutor of the Agency, and pointed out that information about the death of the citizen of Russia “confirmed by the competent authorities of Turkey.”
Officially confirm the Russian citizenship of the deceased is not yet possible, since the Consulate General has received no complaints from relatives of the captain or ship owners. The cause of death of the captain is also unknown. There will be a range of examinations.
According to the portal vesselfinder.com the ship “Canopus” sailing under the Russian flag. The last time the ship passed their position on 4 January from the port of Murmansk, which was listed at that time as a destination.
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