Twelve crew missing after cargo ship sinks off Istanbul

Reuters Middle East

ISTANBUL, Dec 4 (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing

by Janet Lawrence)

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