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Turkish ship sinks off Romania; crew saved

From Cosmin Stan, For CNN
  • The ship sinks in the Black Sea
  • All 17 on board the ship are saved
  • The Medy sank despite efforts to keep it afloat
  • Black Sea

Bucharest, Romania (CNN) -- A Turkish ship loaded with metal sank Wednesday in the Black Sea off the Romanian coast, the Romanian naval authority said.

The 17 crew members on board were rescued by Romanian rescue ships, the authority said.

The ship had left the Romanian port of Constanta in the morning. After a couple of hours, the crew asked for help, saying the ship had begun to list.

A few hours later, at 12.51 p.m. (5:51 a.m. ET), the ship -- the Medy -- sank after failed efforts by Romanian ships to keep it afloat, the authority said.