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Ukrainian Ship Sinks in Black Sea

January 2, 2000

MOSCOW (AP) _ A Ukrainian cargo ship sank early Sunday in the Black Sea and one crew member drowned, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reported.

The other 11 crew members were rescued from life boats about 8 miles from the Russian shore near the resort of Dzhugba, a duty officer in Moscow said. They were taken to shore on a tugboat.

The 2,300-ton Tiksi dry cargo ship, flying a Cambodian flag, was sailing between Nikolayev, Ukraine and Poti, Georgia when it went down. The ministry said that the cause of the sinking was unknown, but it may have been stormy weather.

No other details were available.

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