“Two vessels of the Marine Rescue Service are operating now, and a rescue vessel is coming out for support in order to start rescue operations to pump out water,” RIA Novosti quoted a statement.

It is noted that the ship requested rescue operations, at the moment it is aground at a distance of 260 meters from the coast.

Earlier, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that a ship loaded with fruits and vegetables had tilted in the Tuapse region in the Krasnodar Territory.

They clarified that the cause of the incident was a violation in the operation of the ballast system.