2 bodies found on ship with Ukrainian, Georgian crew

2 bodies found on ship with Ukrainian, Georgian crew

ANKARA - The Associated Press
2 bodies found on ship with Ukrainian, Georgian crew

Turkey's state-run news agency says divers have recovered the bodies of two of the eight missing crew members from a Cambodian-flagged freighter that sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast.

The Anadolu Agency said the bodies, which were yet to be identified, were found inside the ship on Saturday.

The Vera was carrying 10 Ukrainians and one Georgian when it sank off the coast of Ereğli in stormy waters on Tuesday while sailing from Russia to Turkey's port of Aliağa with a load of scrap metal.

The ship's second and third officers and its cook were rescued but the other eight crew members, including the captain, were reported missing.

Divers have been hampered by high seas and poor underwater visibility, but they began searching the wreckage on Friday.

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