A Russian tanker caught fire in the Caspian Sea near the territorial waters of Turkmenistan 23 April. The crew was evacuated and the fire on the vessel was extinguished.
A source told RIA Novosti that the ignition source is believed to be on the deck of the vessel.
Ten crew members were evacuated from the ship by another Russian vessel, while one crew member was reported to be killed, emergency agency sources told Russian media.
According to the Emergency Ministry, the tanker was not transporting any oil products and its tanks are filled with seawater as ballast.