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Iraqi ship sinks after collision, four sailors dead

Diving support vessel al-Misbar had 21 sailors on board, of which 10 were rescued.

world Updated: Aug 20, 2017 09:44 IST
Reuters, Baghdad
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The search for survivors was continuing in late hours of Saturday.(AP file for representation)

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.

First Published: Aug 20, 2017 09:27 IST