Crew swims ashore after bulker sinks off Yemen

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Baku, August 13, AZERTAC

All 24 Russian, Ukrainian and Filipino crew members of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Focomar which sank off Yemen on August 7 are alive and in no need of medical assistance, according to Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Focomar sank near Socotra Island, Gulf of Aden, and updated reports show that all of the crewmen survived and managed to reach Samha Island located southwest of the disaster site.

Another attempt was made on August 11, but it is yet unknown if it was successful. The crew members are to be delivered to the Port of Salalah in Oman.

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