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Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's consular service department Vasyl Kyrylych says two Ukrainian citizens, crew members of the missing offshore tug Bourbon Rhode, have been rescued in the Atlantic Ocean.

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"According to the ship owner, three crew members have been saved. Two of them are citizens of Ukraine," Kyrylych wrote on Twitter on September 28.

A rescue operation is underway, he added.

According to the official, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is in contact with representative of the ship owner and the rescue center.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 26, the Bourbon Rhode vessel disappeared near Martinique island in the Atlantic Ocean with Ukrainian citizens among crew members on board.

The search operation is conducted by the French Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center Fort De France (MRCC).