Monday, April 29, 2013

Two Cargo Ships Collide Off Greece, 10 Missing

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Two cargo ships collided early Monday off Southwestern Greece, with 10 crew members missing, the Greek coastguard said.


One ship named "Piri Reis" under a Cook Islands flag sank after the collision, while the other carrier sailing under an Antigua-Barbuda flag was not seriously damaged and its entire crew of 16 is safe, the Greece coastguard said.

"Piri Reis" was sailing with a 17-member crew on board in the Aegean Sea when it was hit under still unclear circumstances by the Antigua-Barbuda flagged freighter "Consouth", Xinhua reported.

Greek coastguard's speedboats supported by a C-30 aircraft and a helicopter are searching the area for the missing seamen.

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