Cargo ship goes missing off Turkey's Black Sea coast, 4 bodies recovered

Cargo ship goes missing off Turkey's Black Sea coast, 4 bodies recovered

A Turkish cargo ship with 10 crew on board sank in the Black Sea near the Asian side of Istanbul early on Wednesday morning, according to the coast guard.

The ship, Bilal Bal, was carrying cast iron from Turkey’s northwestern province of Bursa to the northern province of Zonguldak, the Dogan news agency reported.

Three boats, one helicopter and one plane belonging to the coast guard were conducting search and rescue operations. Four bodies were recovered, NTV channel reported.

Five boats more were deployed to aid in the operations, as well as a remotely operated underwater vehicle from the Turkish naval forces.

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