29 Sept 2022

Killed by Russian bomb, Foyle Captain's Ukraine family

Ukranian captain learns wife, mother and daughter dead

Venture Luck in Lough Foyle

Family of Ukranian captain of Venture Luck killed by Russian bomb.

The horrendous heartbreak of the war in Ukraine has been starkly brought home to Derry.

The Ukranian captain of the tanker "Venture Luck" learned last night his mother, wife and daughter had been killed by a Russian bomb, Derry Now has learned. 

The authorities in the Republic are waiting for the captain's company to provide the necessary paperwork to enable him to travel ashore on the Foyle pilot boat, so he can fly back home to Ukraine.

Venture Luck is currently at anchor in Moville Bay on Lough Foyle.

Having discharged its cargo at Foyle Port yesterday, the vessel experienced  mechanical trouble on its way out and had anchored to await repair.

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