3 Filipino crew hurt after Russian missile hits cargo ship in Ukraine's Black Sea

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) — Three Filipino crewmen were hurt after a Russian missile hit a cargo ship in Ukraine's Black Sea, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said Friday.

Among those injured were the ship's captain, third mate, and engine trainee, the DMW said. They were at the ship's bridge when the missile hit, the agency confirmed on Thursday.

The DMW earlier reported that four Filipino seafarers were injured — the ship's captain, able seaman, deck cadet, and the ship's electrician.

But it issued an updated advisory saying three were hurt and that "[t]he Philippine manning agency had misreported the number of injuries in the initial information they submitted to the DMW."

Both the DMW and the Department of Foreign Affairs said all of the crewmen are out of danger and their families have been informed about the incident.

CNN reported that according to Ukraine's Operational Command South, the missile struck a Liberian-flagged civilian vessel as it entered the Black Sea port's Odesa region, killing the ship pilot and injuring four others, including a port worker.

READ: Russia launches deadly missile strike on civilian ship at Ukrainian Black Sea port, Kyiv says 

The ship was supposed to carry iron ore to China, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a post on Facebook.

CNN Philippines correspondent Tristan Nodalo contributed to this report.