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Collision with cargo ship sinks Russian navy vessel

9:59pm IST - 00:48

A Russian naval intelligence ship was evacuated and sank off the coast of Turkey after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock, according to Turkish officials, in a dense fog. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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A Russian navy ship has sank off Turkey's coast after colliding with a cargo vessel carrying livestock, according to Turkish authorities. The ship, called the Liman, served Russia's naval intelligence, seen here docked in Istanbul last October. All 78 members of its crew were evacuated after the crash, which a Turkish shipping agency says happened due to low visibility in a dense fog. The crew of the cargo vessel, from Togo, was also reported to be safe by its shipping company - with minor damage. The ships collided just near the Bosphorus Strait, north of Istanbul, a heavily trafficked area connecting the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

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Collision with cargo ship sinks Russian navy vessel

9:59pm IST - 00:48