A Russian tanker was damaged in a Ukrainian drone strike in the Kerch Strait, a government agency and Russian media said on Saturday morning, briefly halting traffic on the strategic bridge linking Crimea with the Russian mainland.
The tanker SIG suffered a hole on the waterline in the area of the engine room, “possibly as a result of an attack by a maritime drone,” the Federal Agency for Maritime and Inland Water Transport said on a telegram. “The ship is floating.”
It added that an oil boom had been placed around the ship and preparations were underway to repair the damage.
The Marine Traffic vessel-tracking website showed SIG stationary and tugs parted just south of the strait.