ANKARA, February 1 (Itar-Tass) — A dry cargo ship carrying cargo from Russia sank off the Turkish coast on Tuesday, local television reports. The Vera dry cargo ship sank in the Black Sea not far from the coast of Zonguldak amid adverse weather conditions.
Only two crewmembers were rescued and taken to hospital, while the fate of ten more is unclear. According to the governor of Zonguldak province, the Cambodian-registered Vera dry cargo ship was carrying cargo from one of Russian Black Sea ports to Turkish Izmir. It sank about one nautical mile off the coast. There have been no reports about nationalities of the crew as of yet.