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Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

Thursday - 27/04/2017 12:21
In Moscow, Russia's Defense Ministry issued a statement confirming that the vessel, the Liman, went down after the collision tore a hole in the hull below the waterline.
A Russian naval intelligence ship collided with a merchant freighter on April 27 near Istanbul. All 78 crew members were rescued. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post)
A Russian naval intelligence ship collided with a merchant freighter on April 27 near Istanbul. All 78 crew members were rescued. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post)
MOSCOW — A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey’s coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H. The freighter was carrying livestock. The Defense Ministry said a hole was punched in the starboard side of the Liman during the collision, which occurred around midday Thursday about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Bosphorus Strait. The cause of the collision wasn’t immediately clear. The Liman was part of the Black Sea Fleet. The Interfax news agency reported ...


A Russian naval intelligence ship collided with a merchant freighter on April 27 near Istanbul. All 78 crew members were rescued. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post)


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