Off the coast of Turkey sank a cargo ship with Ukrainians on Board

У берегов Турции затонуло грузовое судно с украинцами на борту

Two people died and four went missing on 7 January after a cargo ship with coal sent a distress signal off the North coast of Turkey.

This was reported by the coast guard and local authorities, writes Reuters.

A ship with Panamanian flag, which came from a Russian port in the Azov sea, sent the signal to about 148 kilometres from the coast of the Turkish province of Samsun.

Thirteen crew members were on bulk carriers, including nine citizens of Ukraine, two citizens of Azerbaijan and two Russians.

The coast guard said that a distress signal had warned of a possible flooding of the vessel.

Seven crew members were rescued at this point, the operation to search and rescue lasted regarding four other people, said the coast guard.

The operation was performed using a plane, two helicopters and two boats, according to the Agency.

We will remind, six people were kidnapped in an attack by pirates on the container ship MSC Mandy in the Gulf of Guinea.