Turkey Signs Maritime Boundaries Deal With Libya

by Daren Butler (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration with other countries. Turkey, which announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and military cooperation on Thursday, gave no details of their … [Read more...]

Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain After Deadly Collision

by Marton Dunai (Reuters) - A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the captain of a passenger ship that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube, killing South Korean tourists on board, although it left open the possibility of granting him bail. Flood waters prevented attempts to reach the submerged boat on Saturday, three days after it … [Read more...]

Two Killed, Four Missing as Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea Off Turkey

At least two people are dead and four others were missing after a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast on Monday. The Turkish Coast Guard received up a distress signal from the ship Volga-Balt 214 with 13 crew members on Monday morning as it was approximately 80 miles off the coast of Samsun in northern Turkey. Search and rescue crews … [Read more...]

Watch: Dramatic Rescue After Cargo Ship Grounds Near Istanbul

Turkish emergency crews have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship which ran aground near Istanbul on Wednesday. The Comoros-flagged ship, named Natalia, ran aground in heavy seas early Wednesday while en route to Istanbul from Russia, according to reports. Due to the conditions, rescuers were forced to evacuate the crew to shore using a breeches buoy in an operation … [Read more...]