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Search efforts continue for sunken ship’s staff off northern Türkiye


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Search efforts are underway on the fourth day to find the 11 lacking crew members of a sunken dry cargo ship off the coast of Zonguldak of northern Türkiye, using land, sea and air operations.

Following its collision with a breakwater because of a storm on Nov. 19 within the city of Karadeniz Ereğli, the Turkish-flagged vessel named Kafkametler sank, resulting in an in a single day land seek for the 11 lacking personnel.

As daylight broke, search operations resumed from each the ocean and air.

Various groups, together with the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the Coastal Safety General Directorate and different models, are collaborating within the land, sea and air efforts to find the lacking crew members.

Kafkametler, transporting cargo from Russia to the Aliağa Port in Izmir, sank within the Black Sea area throughout a storm that hit the realm. The vessel collided with a navy breakwater because it left the Port of Ereğli. The lifeless physique of one of many 12 Turkish crew members was recovered on Nov. 20.

Meanwhile, a Cameroonian-flagged cargo ship, which break up in two and ran aground, has taken precautionary measures by deploying boundaries to stop its gas from spreading into the ocean.

The dry cargo ship break up in two through the storm, leading to part of the vessel being swept ashore, damaging the concrete partitions of the port and impacting the close by amphitheater.

The 13 overseas crew members on board have been evacuated by the authorities and relocated to the Ereğli Teachers’ Lodge.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, in a social media put up, famous that search operations for the 11 lacking sailors on the Kafkametler in Karadeniz Ereğli are ongoing with the participation of the Coast Guard Command, in addition to groups from the Gendarmerie Search and Rescue (SAK), Coastal Safety, AFAD, gendarmerie and police.

Yerlikaya expressed gratitude to the groups taking part within the day and night time search actions, saying: “I thank our teams who participate in search activities day and night. May Allah protect our country and our people from disasters.”

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