12 people injured after container ship sinks off Turkey’s Balıkesir coast
BALIKESİRSome 12 people were slightly injured after a container ship sank off the Marmara province of Balıkesir’s coast during loading on May 14, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The container ship named “Ali Ağa, which arrived at the Bandırma Port from the Aegean province of İzmir’s Aliağa district, sank after the loading process went wrong on the afternoon of May 14.
Crew members Kenan Yavaş, Hasan Koç and İsmail Menekşe were taken to hospital. The other nine injured were treated by ambulance service.
Officials stated that oil leakage from the ship was detected even though necessary precautions had been taken.