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Iraqi ship sinks after collision, at least four sailors dead - state TV
August 20, 2017 / 3:12 AM / 4 months ago

Iraqi ship sinks after collision, at least four sailors dead - state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi ship sank on Saturday after a collision with another vessel in Iraq’s territorial waters, killing at least four sailors, Iraqi state television reported.

Diving support vessel al-Misbar had 21 sailors on board, of which 10 were rescued, the Baghdad-based channel said, citing a statement from the transportation ministry.

The search for survivors was continuing in late hours of Saturday, it said, giving no details about the other ship involved in the collision, a bulk carrier registered in Saint Vincent, the Royal Arsenal.

Al-Misbar is owned by the Iraq’s state-run ports authority.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Mary Milliken

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