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Greek tanker collided with Turkish fishing boat in Adana

A collision between a tanker of Greek interests and a Turkish fishing vessel took place on Wednesday morning, 37 nautical miles off the Turkish city of Mersin in Adana.

According to information, the tanker under the Greek flag with the name “EPHESUS” belongs to the company “ANDRIAKI”, of the N.J. GOULANDRIS family, it has a capacity of 165,730 tons and was built in 2012.

 
 

The Turkish fishing boat capsized and a rescue operationis currently underway. The circumstances of the conflict remain unclear at this time. Turkish media shortly after the incident reported five missing, while as reported a while ago, four of them were pulled out dead. The rescue operation at the spot by the Turkish authorities continues, in order to find out if there are others trapped in the Turkish fishing boat.

 

The Greek tanker that had departed from Ceyhan, Turkey, bound for Vietnam, carrying 139,144 metric tons of oil, has 27 crew members, including 13 Greeks.