MOSCOW, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A Panama-flagged ship sank in the Black Sea Saturday and all the eight crew members were saved by a tanker, local media reported, citing Russia's Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.
The ship carrying scrap metal tilted to one side and the crew boarded a rescue raft before their vessel sank.
The Sevastopol on-duty maritime rescue center at 06:45 a.m. Moscow time (0345 GMT) received a distress call from the ship, some 80 km off the Black Sea coast and summoned nearby vessels for assistance.
The tanker which picked up the crew members then dropped them off at the Russian port of Novorossiysk. Two of the sailors are Turkish while the rest are Azerbaijani.