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Russian tanker collides with Turkish fishing vessel

Christian Fernsby |
A Russian-flagged tanker and a Turkish fishing boat collided in the Black Sea near Istanbul sinking the fishing vessel.

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Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement three Turkish citizens are missing while three were rescued by fisherman after the collision. Authorities were searching for the missing with divers and boats, the AP reported.

The Russian ship Glard 2 was en route from Rostov-on-Don in Russia to Izmir in Turkey, according to marine traffic trackers. It is categorized as an oil and chemical tanker.

Heavy fog has prompted the temporary closure of Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait, the governor’s office said on Twitter.

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