REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
İSTANBUL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
City Press and Public Relations Directorate
VESSEL COLLISION INCIDENT
PRESS RELEASE (2020-6)
According to the information received from Turkish Coast Guard Command; off the coast of Kilyos, İstanbul around 06.35 this morning, the Russian flagged tanker GLARD 2 and the Turkish flagged DURSUN ALİ COŞKUN fishing vessel collided. Turkish flagged fishing vessel sank due to the collision.
3 of the 6 citizens on the board were rescued by fishermen and search and rescue operations for the other 3 citizens are carried out by the Coastal Safety and Turkish Coast Guard Command teams.
Respectfully announced to the public. 08.30