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Panama-flagged ship sinks off Black Sea coast

Baku, January 7, AZERTAC

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

According to an Interior Ministry’s statement, four crew members were rescued when the Turkish coast guard started a search and rescue activity after receiving a distress call 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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