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Storm in Black Sea off Russian coast splits ship in two

A Turkish cargo ship flying the Tanzanian flag, has been ripped in two off the coast of Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi.

The ship, carrying basalt to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, got caught up in a storm and split apart. The crew of 12 includes citizens from Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Rescuers evacuated the crew by a rope-bridge, but two seamen have been reported missing.

  • 13 Feb 2011