Twelve crew missing after cargo ship sinks off Istanbul

ByREUTERS
December 4, 2012 13:24

ISTANBUL - Eleven Ukrainian and one Russian crew member were missing after their cargo ship sank in a storm off Istanbul's Black Sea coast, Turkey's coastal safety directorate said on Tuesday.

A helicopter and rescue boats were searching for the missing crew from the vessel Volgo Balt 199. A second cargo ship with 14 crew members was in difficulty and was at risk of sinking, shipping agent GAC Turkey said.

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