An overloaded Ukrainian boat capsized in the Black Sea on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov said.
The small sightseeing vessel capsized about 4 p.m. local time near the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the port city of Odessa, Vaskov said in an e-mailed statement. It had 36 people on board and was authorized to carry no more than 15, a possible reason for the disaster, according to preliminary data, he said.
Rescuers are still looking for one missing person after 23 were saved, Vaskov said. Sunday has been declared a day of mourning in the Odessa region.