OREANDA-NEWS Rescuers began to extinguish the tanker "Kandy", the fourth day burning in the Black sea, on the ship "Maestro" gas almost burned out, said Thursday in the Azov-Black sea branch of the marine rescue service.

Two burning tankers carrying carbon gas drift at a speed of about 0.5 miles towards the Kerch Strait, the drift is controlled. Tankers entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation, rescuers are trying to take them in tow. Earlier it was reported that one of the tankers eliminated open burning, rescuers carried out the pouring of ships.

"At 6:45 SPASATEL Demidov started suppression "Kandy", "Maestro" gas is almost burnt out, but there are also internal bulkheads, and need a rescue team to land, to understand what was burning," said the Agency, adding that because of the high temperature of the fire in the hulls of tankers may begin at any time.

Earlier it was reported that one of the tankers that burn in the Black sea, again began to drift towards the Russian coast. This information came from the Azov-Black sea branch of the Marine rescue service on Thursday morning.

"The tanker "Kandy" broke off the last mooring end, and it slowly drifts towards the Russian coast, towards the Krasnodar territory, " the source said.

On the ships "Kandy" and "Maestro", caught fire in the Black sea on the evening of January 21. There was 32 people, not 31, as previously reported with reference to the press service of Rosmorrechflot.

On the ship "Maestro" was 15 sailors. Thus, as a result of the incident, 11 people were killed, 12 were saved, and nine were missing, Rosmorrechflot said.​

The Novorossiysk Maritime rescue coordination center reported that about ten ships and three special vessels were involved in the rescue of the team members. In addition, to assist in the area of the incident sent two vessels of the Black Sea fleet.

Environmentalists warned about the threat of environmental pollution in the event of a spill of fuel oil or oil. According to Valery Shmunk, Director of Russia's Caucasian Branch, the spread of pollution can be affected by the circular flow in the Black Sea.