Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea, Crew Survives: Bulgaria - The New Indian Express

Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea, Crew Survives: Bulgaria

Published: 09th February 2014 01:37 AM

Last Updated: 09th February 2014 01:38 AM

A cargo ship sank Saturday afternoon in the Black Sea near a Bulgarian village, close to the border with Romania. However, its 11-member crew, including an Indian, was rescued, Xinhua reported.

The cargo ship -- Elland -- sent out a distress signal around 6.00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT), and soon a Turkish vessel, located nearby, rescued all the 11 sailors on board, Xinhua quoted the Bulgarian transport ministry as saying.

The ship, loaded with lumber and travelling from Romania to Turkey, sunk around 4.30 p.m. (1430 GMT), the ministry said.

The crew includes five Georgians, five Turks and a citizen of India, Bulgarian interior ministry said.

The cause of the accident was being investigated till last report.

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