Death toll rises to two from sunken ship off Sile
A total of two crewmen died after a ship sank off Sile town of northwestern Turkey on Tuesday.

ISTANBUL

A total of two crewmen died after a ship sank off Sile town of northwestern Turkey on Tuesday.

Coast Guard officials have said that they recovered the body of the second crewman on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, four out of 12 crewmen were rescued, and search and rescue efforts were continuing for the rest of the crew.
The ship "Volgo-Balt 199", belonging to Solna Maritime Company, was carrying 3.3 tons of coal from Russia to Turkey's southern Antalya province.
There were 11 Ukrainian and one Russian crew members aboard the ship.
Istanbul Ship Traffic Services Center sent three tugboats, while Coast Guard Command sent a helicopter as back up for search and rescue efforts.
The ship sank due to heavy storm.
Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts for the 3 officials onboard a Turkish tugboat who got lost after the tugboat crashed were also continuing.

Last Modified: 2012-12-05 08:39:35
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