Last night sailors of the Sochi port, eastern costs of the Black Sea, and the city's fire-fighting brigades carried out a unique operation to rescue the Turkish ferry Express. The vessel flying the Cambodian flag which was sailing the Black Sea with a cargo of fruits started a leak when approaching Russia's territorial waters. The ferry entered the Sochi port on a 30-degree careen and nearly sank just near the berth. At night port workers and fire-fighters managed to unload a few heavy-duty trucks from the vessel and pump the holds dry. "Now nothing endangers the Turkish ferry," the dispatcher of the Russian port said.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed