Cargo ship loaded with salt sinks off Greek island

Cargo ship loaded with salt sinks off Greek island

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The Raptor cargo ship full of salt sinks off the coast of Lesbos

A Comoros-flagged cargo ship referred to as the Raptor, with 14 crew onboard off the Greek island of Lesbos has sunk after it confronted gale-force winds, the Greek coast guard mentioned Sunday prompting a serious rescue operation. A navy helicopter had picked up one crew member.

Five different cargo ships, three coast guard vessels, Greece’s air pressure and navy helicopters have been a part of the rescue effort. The state-run Athens News Agency (ANA) reported that the cargo ship had 14 crew members and was loaded with salt. The ANA mentioned that it went down 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 kilometres) southwest of Lesbos early Sunday. The ship had sailed from Dekheila, Egypt, heading for Istanbul.

The crew members consists of two Syrians, 4 Indians and eight Egyptians. Ships stayed in dock on Saturday with winds reaching 9-10, a powerful gale to storm pressure, on the Beaufort scale. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY) had been upgraded on Saturday from “worsening climate” to “harmful climate phenomena”, because the Storm Oliver moved from throughout from the Adriatic Sea towards Greece.

Makes us surprise in regards to the nature of worldwide commerce and delivery. Turkey both imports and exports salt.