Cargo Ship Splits into 2 Near Turkey

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The 114-metre long Mongolia-flagged cargo ship, Leonardo, split into two parts while it was anchored near Kilyos in Turkey.

The crew of 11 were rescued by Turkish authorities and reported to be safe. The ship was built in 1975 and the reason for the incident is still unknown. One part of the vessel stayed at the area and was gradually sinking, while the other part was being towed to the beach.

At the time of the event, Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety sent eight ships, including search and rescue towboats, to the area.

It was reported that the ship was en route to the Tuzla dockyard for repairs.