Two merchant ships collide off Italy

2014-12-28 15:21
Italian firefighters conduct search operations on the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. (Gregorio Borgia, AP)

Italian firefighters conduct search operations on the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. (Gregorio Borgia, AP) (Gregorio Borgia)

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Rome - One person drowned and two were missing at sea after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian Adriatic coast on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

A Turkish ship sank after colliding with a vessel carrying a Belize flag in poor visibility around a mile from the Italian Adriatic port of Ravenna, a coastguard official said.

Rescuers from boats and helicopters have saved four of the 11 crew members aboard the Turkish ship and have located and are trying to assist four others, the coastguard said.

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