One dead after sand coaster sinks off Istanbul coast
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoTwo sand coasters crashed late on July 21 off Istanbul’s northern Riva coast in the Black Sea, with one sinking as a result of the accident.
The Turkish-flagged sand coasters, named AKEL and ŞENKUL K, crashed at around 02.30 a.m., after which the AKEL vessel sank. Nine of AKEL’s crew were rescued and an injured member of personnel was taken to hospital. However, the dead body of one personnel member was found during the rescue operation.
An investigation has been opened into the accident.