Three killed after motorized yacht sinks off Turkey’s Marmaris
AA photoA motor yacht sank off the coast of Marmaris in southern Turkey on Aug. 2, killing three people.
The 20-meter motor yacht named “Anemone” sank 200 meters off the Bozburun port with 11 on board due to unknown reasons.
Witnesses near the scene informed authorities as coast guard teams were immediately dispatched to the area.
Muğla Gov. Esengül Civelek told state-run Anadolu Agency that eight people, including Captain Mustafa Donka, were rescued but rescue teams had recovered the lifeless body of Ali Doğan Çayırlıoğlu, the owner of the boat.
The bodies of two other missing people were also recovered later.
The other seven people on board were identified as Zeynep Ağdemir, Ayhan Ağdemir, Bartu Donka, Yücel Bektaş, İsmail Turgut, Dilek Çayırlıoğlu and Giray Donka.
In addition, the Bozburun Gendarmerie command ship said in a statement that the motorized yacht sank after water filled its stern 10 minutes after it set sail from the coast.
The motor yacht was later found sunken at a depth of 30 meters, it said.
The gendarmerie also added that the seven-year-old Bartu Donka and 50-year-old İsmail Turgut were later transferred to hospitals while the other six rescued remained in a stable condition.