Cargo ship hits fishing boat in Bosporus Strait, two killed

A 180-meters-long cargo ship hit a fishing boat in Istanbul's Bosporus Strait on June 17, leading to the death of two fishermen.

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Two fishermen were killed when a cargo ship hit their fishing boat in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait on June 17, Doğan news agency reported.

The ship AS ROSAILA hit a 7-meters-long fishing boat under Istanbul’s Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the boat sunk.

The body of two fishermen were recovered, whereas one person from the fishing boat was rescued.

180-meters-long cargo ship AS ROSAILA sailed under the flag of Portugal and was heading to Constanta in Romania.

It anchored off Istanbul's Kumköy village following the collision.