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Togo-flagged ship collides with Russian vessel, 78 evacuated - Turkish official
April 27, 2017 / 11:53 AM / 7 months ago

Togo-flagged ship collides with Russian vessel, 78 evacuated - Turkish official

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Togo-flagged ship collided with a Russian intelligence vessel near Turkey’s Black Sea Coast on Thursday, and some 78 crew members had been evacuated from the Russian ship, a Turkish coastal safety official told Reuters.

Russian Navy's reconnaissance ship Liman of the Black Sea fleet sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Files

Broadcaster NTV said earlier the Russian vessel collided with a ship carrying livestock. The Turkish official did not give any details on the Togo-flagged ship, or the condition of its crew.

Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Dominic Evans

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