According to the results of diving observation of sank ship with sulphur on board, the ship has gap on the side, covers of two holds are broke off. As a result of this, sulphur under flow pressure goes to the marine environment. The press service of Nature Ministry said.

As a reminder, on November 11 the heavy storm became a reason for accident in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: about twenty ships were shipwrecked. As a result of catastrophe, about 2 thousand tons of black oil leaked in to the sea and about 7 thousand tons of sulphur are underwater in sank ship.

Ukrainian ecologists warn that consequences of oil damage in Kerch channel will last for several years under the most optimistic scenario.

Criminal cases on pollution of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov by oil and sulphur as a result of ship wrecks in storm are brought before court.

Spots of black oil, leaked as a result of shipwreck of Russian tanker “Volganeft-139” near coasts of Crimea, have already killed thousands of birds, including those form Red book and caused horrible damage to maritime flora and fauna.


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