Russian-flagged ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

  17 January 2021    Read: 345
Russian-flagged ship sinks off Turkey

A Russian-flagged dry cargo ship sunk off Turkey's Black Sea on Sunday, according to a Turkish governor, reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The ship, named Arvin, sunk off the Inkumu coast of the northern province Bartin, said Sinan Guner.

Guner added that rescue efforts were being launched for an estimated 15 crew members stranded in three lifeboats.

"Currently, there are no reports of deaths or sunken lifeboats," he stated, adding that rescue teams were having difficulty deploying to the area due to bad weather conditions.

"But, we will get them deployed. Even if it's a large ship, even if it's a private ship, we'll get them [rescue teams] there," he added.

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