One more body found days after Bosphorus crash in Istanbul

One more body found days after Bosphorus crash in Istanbul

On Friday, 3 out of 6 fishers on boat went missing when it collided with tanker off Istanbul's Sariyer

News Service AA

Body of another fisher was found Tuesday days after three crew members of a Turkish fishing boat went missing in a collision in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait.

“Body of I.D., one of the missing fishers, has been recovered [from the sea],” the Office of Istanbul Governor said in a statement. His body was recovered from some 77-meter (252 feet) depth.

The collision of Russian-flagged GLARD 2 tanker and Turkish-flagged Dursun Ali Coskun boat took place on Friday at around 6.35 a.m. local time (0335GMT) off Istanbul's Sariyer district. The fishing boat sank after the collision.

Authorities were able to rescue three out of the six people on board, while the others went missing. As a result of intense efforts, body of one of the fishers was found on Saturday.

The Governor’s Office added that search efforts are underway for the remaining fisher.


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