A cargo ship that was carrying sheep from Romania to Jordan smashed into a Russian military vessel in the Bosphorus Strait on Thursday, April 27. The Russian ship sunk after its hull was pierced in the collision, according to Digi24.ro.
The Russian ship, called “Liman”, was part of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. It was a reconnaissance vessel and was apparently returning from a mission in the Mediterranean Sea. The 17 sailors on the ship were rescued.
Meanwhile, the cargo ship suffered no significant damage in the collision and was able continue its journey once the investigation into this incident was completed. Ship, which had a crew of 78, was apparently carrying 8,800 sheep, which had been loaded in the Romanian port Midia-Navodari.
According to the Turkish media, the accident may have occurred due to the dense fog. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called the Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev to express his regret for this accident.
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