Containership Collide

Thursday, February 08, 2001
Two containerships collided on Thursday near the northern entrance to Turkey's Bosphorus straits, forcing the crew of one to abandon its vessel. It said the 2,258-gt Turkish-flagged Akaylar-2, exiting the straits into the Black Sea, was involved in a collision with the southbound 8,971-dwt Cambodian-registered Med Glory, which was badly damaged. Turkish television showed pictures of Med Glory listing, with water almost up to its deck at the stern. - (Reuters)

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