Cargo Ship carrying More than 14,000 Sheep Overturns off Romania

Cargo Ship carrying More than 14,000 Sheep Overturns off Romania

An enormous cargo ship carrying more than 14,000 sheep has overturned off the shoreline of Romania, with rescuers scrambling to save the creatures.

Queen Hind capsized on Sunday morning after leaving the port of Mi-dia, close to the south-eastern city of Constanța, on the Black Sea coastline.

All team individuals – 22 Syrian nationals – were saved.

An activity including police, firemen and the Romanian coast guard was launched to save the sheep.

In any event, 32 sheep discovered floating close to the Palau-hailed send have been saved, however many are believed to have drowned.

The resue will continue on Monday morning subsequent to after being stopped.

The ship, which left Midia at about 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT), was going to the port city of Jeddah. Created in 1980, the vessel estimates 85m (278ft) and has a gross tonnage of 3,785, as per the Marine Traffic site.

It reached the port of Midia on 23 November from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Romanian media informed. Pictures show the overturned vessel on its side a couple of hundred meters (yards) from the port, about 20km (12 miles) north of Constanța.

The port is principally used for the inventory of crude oil for close by mechanical and petrochemical facilities. Yet, it is additionally used via ships carrying live creatures from Romania, one of the European Union’s greatest exporters of domesticated animals.

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