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Incidents : Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued

The ship had 12 crew members, including two Russians and 10 Ukrainians it was en route to Bulgaria from Georgia

ISTANBUL (AP) — A cargo ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six others were rescued.

The transport ministry said the Palau-flagged ship named Arvin had anchored off the port of Bartin in northern Turkey due to bad weather, before breaking into two pieces and sinking.

Emergency workers saved at least six crew members and reached the bodies of two others, the ministry’s naval branch said on Twitter. Bartin’s Gov. Sinan Guner said a third person had died, according to the official Anadolu news agency.

The navy sent a frigate to assist rescue efforts. The transport ministry said the ship had 12 crew members, including two Russians and 10 Ukrainians.

The cargo ship was en route to Bulgaria from Georgia but the Black Sea region has been buffeted by heavy rains, snow and strong winds.

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Efforts are underway to rescue others.

The Palau-flagged cargo ship name ARVIN sunk after taking in water amid heavy weather conditions according to the Coast guards.

The ship belonged to the Ukrainian company Arvin shipping ltd and had two Russians and 10 Ukrainians.

Reference: Reuters

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