The moment of the accident was shown on video.
Three Russian ships collided in the Kerch Strait during the storm on November 26.
This is reported by the SHOT Telegram-channel.
"Around 21:00, giant waves knocked the vessels "Sailor Shevchenko", "Sailor Pozynich" and "Kavkaz-5" into one heap in the Kerch Strait," the channel reported.
The vessel "Sailor Shevchenko" departed from the port "Kavkaz" and headed into the open sea. However, due to the strong wind it was difficult to control the vessel and it collided with another vessel "Sailor Pozynich", which did not have time to get out of its way.
"Together they were carried to the vessel "Kavkaz-5", which had also just taken off anchor and was trying to get out to sea, but it lacked speed, and the two "sailors" violently crashed into it," wrote the channel.
The collision of the ships resulted in them being stuck opposite each other for 20 minutes. Thanks to minor damage of the ships, it was possible to avoid fuel spillage and pollution of the water area.
"There are no casualties among people," the channel added.
Storm in the Black Sea on November 26
The sea storm hit the temporarily occupied Crimea. The water washed away the trenches of Russians on the coast. The destruction of the beach in Balaklava was also recorded. Russians reported the absence of light and water in some towns.
The storm was described as "the strongest in the last 100 years".