SHIP SINKING IN TURKEY

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STORY: SHIP SINKING IN TURKEYDATELINE: Feb. 1, 2012LENGTH: 0:00:35LOCATION: IstanbulhCATEGORY: SOCIETYVOTurkish Coast Guard boats were searching for ten people missing after a Cambodia-flagged cargo ship sank in stormy seas off Turkey's Black Sea coast.The ship, Vera, was sailing to Turkey's Aliaga port from Russia when it sank off the coast of Eregli.Officials said the missing were the ship's Polish crew members. Two others were rescued.Police were also searching the shore for the missing crewmen.Officials said a storm was the likely cause of the sinking, tilting the vessel to the side and causing it to take on water.The accident came about 10 days after another freighter ship brushed against two anchored vessels during severe weather off the coast of Istanbul.That ship was pulled ashore after hours of rescue efforts by local authorities.
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