Turkey: Seamen rescued from drifting Russian vessel

Tue 21 November 2017 10:59 GMT | 14:59 Local Time

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Turkish Coast Guard scrambles to emergency call off the Black Sea coast.

Turkish Coast Guard teams rescued six crew members on a Russian cargo ship Tuesday after the vessel issued an emergency call off the Black Sea coast, Anadolu Agency reports.

A helicopter crew plucked the six seamen from the vessel Nefterodoz 29, adrift by strong winds one mile off the coast of Bartin province, said a security official, who asked to remain anonymous due to restrictions to speaking to the media.

The vessel was carrying iron and had set sail from Russia’s Rostov Port. 

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