Rescue Boat Crashes, Two Dead Three Missing

Category: World / Dec 04, 2012 3:43PM EDT
A rescue boat crashed into the rocks off Istanbul's Black Sea coast on Tuesday (December 4), two people died and three others were missing. The crew was dispatched for a search and rescue mission after a cargo vessel with 11 members on board sunk in a storm off Turkey's Black sea coast. The Volgo Balt 199, which was carrying coal and had 11 Ukrainian and one Russian crew on board, sent an SOS, but all contact was then lost. A helicopter and rescue boats were searching for the missing crew, while a second cargo ship with 14 crewmembers on board had experienced mechanical failure and was also at risk of sinking.