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Two Ukrainian servicemen injured in explosion onboard coastal guards boat in Sea of Azov

June 07, 2015, 16:44 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, June 7. /TASS/. Two coastal guards were injured in an explosion onboard a coastal guards boat in the Sea of Azov near Mariupol, Ukraine’s southeastern Donetsk region, the press service of the Ukrainian State Border Service said on Sunday.

"At about 14:20 local time, an explosion occurred aboard a UMC-1000 coastal guard boat when it was leaving the Mariupol bay. The causes of the explosion have not yet been established," the press service said.

At the moment of explosion, there were seven servicemen aboard the boat. A rescue operation is underway.

UMC-1000 boats have a displacement of 7.4 tonnes and are capable of carrying up to 8 passengers.

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