Turkish cargo ship sinks off Croatia, crew evacauted    

Turkish cargo ship sinks off Croatia, crew evacauted    

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Turkish cargo ship sinks off Croatia, crew evacauted

In this file photo taken on January 27, 2018, workers unload food assistance provided by UNICEF from a cargo ship in the Red Sea port of Hodeida, a key entry point for United Nations aid to war-torn Yemen. / AFP

A Turkish-flagged cargo ship was sinking off the Croatian coast on June 17 and its 13-member crew was being taken off with no pollution detected for now, the Croat transport ministry said.

The evacuation of the crew -- including 11 Turkish and two Indian nationals -- started at 0405 GMT and no one was injured.

The ship was sinking north of Vis island in the centre of the Adriatic, a ministry statement said, adding that precautions were being taken to prevent pollution.

The ship carrying 3,000 tonnes tons of sinter magnesite, used in the production of high-temperature resistant materials, as well as 70 tons of fuel and lubricants, it added.

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