Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ship Sinks In Northwestern Turkey, Killing Three Crew Members

Three crew members were killed and seven others were rescued early on Saturday when a ship bearing the flag of Comoro Islands sank off Turkey's northwestern coast in the Black Sea, Turkey's local Zaman daily reported. The "Magic" ship sank two miles (3.2 kilometers) south of Igneada Koru Burnu of Turkey's northwestern province of Kirklareli, the paper quoted a written statement released by Maritime Undersecretariat Search and Rescue Coordination Center as reporting.Turkish Coast Guard boats rescued seven crew members on board, while three other crew members were found dead, the statement said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

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