Turkish divers recover body of missing fisherman

Fishing boat collides with Russian-flagged tanker in Bosphorus

Guc Gonel   | 11.01.2020
Turkish divers recover body of missing fisherman


The body of a crew member at a Turkish fishing boat was recovered after collision with a Russian-flagged tanker in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, authorities said Friday.

Two other crew members are missing, the Istanbul Governor's Office said.

A team of divers and coastguard units conducted an early morning operation to recover bodies of the crew members who are believed to have sunk with the fishing boat.

Authorities were able to rescue three out of the six people on board.

The collision took place at around 6.35 a.m. local time (0335GMT) off the city’s Sariyer district.

The cause of the incident remains unclear and the operation for recovering other bodies is ongoing.

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