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Ukrainian ship sinks in Poti, all crew members rescued

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Feb. 7, 2011, 11:50 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Tbilisi, February 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) - A Ukrainian cargo ship, the Grigoriy Petrovskiy, sank during a storm in the waters of the Georgian port of Poti on Feb.7. According to the Georgian media, all of the 11-strong crew were rescued.

The crew of the cargo ship had been warned in advance about the coming storm, but didn't respond in time. The ship lost control, struck the pier and broke up, the media reported.

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Anonymous Feb. 7, 2011, 1:24 p.m.    

Everytime news surfaces about Ukrainian ships...I wonder what happened to all cargo ships,ships fishing the world oceans and seas. The owners of Ukrainian ships have somehow taken the ships from soviet Ukraine with no record of purchaces...these are a huge assett that should belong to the Ukrainian nation !!! Kuchma has such ships,fishing the Southern Oceans....such fish never reach Ukrainian markets...but you could be sure all sales offshore end up in illegal offshore tax havens.Approaches to VR Deputies fell on deaf ears in 2005.

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