Saturday, December 09, 2006

Memorial Service Held For Capsized Ship

A memorial service will be held today to mark the third anniversary of a ship capsizing in the Port of Albany.The Stellamare cargo ship tipped over in the cold waters of the Hudson River on December 9th, 2003 while crews were loading two G-E generators on board. Three Russian crew members died, and 15 others were pulled to safety.The Albany Maritime Ministry will hold a service at the Port of Albany at noon today to honor Yuri Akofin, Suliman Khasenevich and Victor Alexeev, who died when the Stellamare tipped over.

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