Bosphorous collision tanker + fishing boat - 3 missing

Jan 13 2020


A Turkish flagged fishing boat collided with a Russian flagged tanker on Friday Jan 10, according to Turkish news reports quoting Istanbul Governor's office.

The collision took place at around 6.35 a.m. local time (0335GMT) off Istanbul's Sariyer district.

 

The fishing boat sank after the collision. Authorities were able to rescue three out of the six people on board the fishing vessel, but three are unaccounted for.

 

The cause of the incident remains unclear, with rescue efforts underway for the remaining victims.

 

Turkish news reports


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