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  2 Bolivia-flagged ships run aground on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

    vendredi 17 décembre 2010

Friday, 17.Dec.2010, 12:52 (GMT+3)

Two Bolivian-flagged freighters ran aground in rough waters on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast early Friday and one crew member was missing, authorities said.

One of the ships, the Sea Bright, smashed into coastal rocks off the popular resort city of Antalya early Friday and flipped on its side, local authorities said.

Rescue workers battled treacherous waters in darkness and managed to evacuate 17 of its crew members, Dogan news agency video showed. The ship’s cook, who reportedly jumped into the sea after the accident, was missing, authorities said.

The state-run Anatolia news agency said the ship was damaged and fuel was seen leaking into the sea.

Another ship, the Rant, ran aground off the town of Adrasan, southwest of Antalya. The coast guard was trying to evacuate its nine crew members by helicopter.

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