Turkey: Panama-flagged ship sinks off Black Sea coast

  07 January 2019    Read: 1503
 Turkey: Panama-flagged ship sinks off Black Sea coast

A Panama-flagged ship sank off the coast of Samsun province in Turkey’s Black Sea on Monday, Anadolu Agency cited officials as saying. 

According to an Interior Ministry statement, four crew were rescued when the Turkish coast guard started a search and rescue activity after receiving a danger signal on the sinking of a ship off 77 nautical miles of northern Samsun province.

A total of 13 crew were aboard the ship, according to the Samsun governor’s office. 

The search and rescue activity is ongoing with four helicopters, one plane, two coastal guard boats, one rescue ship, and one towing boat, the statement added.

 


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