SEVEN SEAFARERS MISSING AFTER TURKISH SHIP SINKS OFF LIBYA

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Seven seafarers Missing after Turkish Ship Sinks off Libya.

Local media reported that on March 16, the turkey flagged cargo ship Tinaztepe S, sank off the coast of Libya due to inclement weather conditions.

Libyan naval forces were able to rescue six of the 1979-built ship’s crewmembers following the incident but as at time of reporting, atleast seven seafarers were still missing.

According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 3,200 dwt cargo ship arrived at the Misrata anchorage on March 13.

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The vessel sank some 2 nautical miles off the coast of Misrata and since the incident , the authorities launched a search and rescue operation for the missing crew, however, rough weather at the site is reportedly hampering the rescue efforts.

Source : worldmaritimenews

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