A Greek-owned cargo ship was damaged by a mine in the Black Sea, with three crew members slightly injured, Greek national broadcaster ERT reported on Thursday, citing Ukrainian sources.
Eighteen people were on board the Panama-flagged vessel when the incident happened on Wednesday and the injured included two Greek nationals — the captain and deputy captain — as well as an Egyptian cook, according to sources from Greece’s ministry of maritime affairs and insular policy.
The cargo vessel was heading to a port in Ukraine to load grain, Greek national news agency AMNA reported citing ministry sources.
Tugboats were dispatched to guide the ship to the port, ERT added. ■