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article imageSearch underway for missing sailors as ship sinks off Zakynthos

By Katerina Nikolas     May 19, 2012 in World
Greek coastguard vessels, helicopters and other ships in the area, are searching for three missing sailors, following the sinking of a Turkish freight ship in the Ionian Sea on Saturday morning.
According to Ekathimerini , one crew member was killed and a further three missing, after their ship capsized between the Ionian Island of Zakynthos and the Greek Port of Killini .
Greek Reporter said the Greek coastguard announced four sailors were missing from the Turkish freighter Erol Sankaya, but six other sailors had been rescued by coastguard vessels and other ships.
A coastguard spokeswoman said, "The freighter was sailing with a crew of 10 from Zakynthos to Turkey when it capsized in relatively good weather conditions off the Peloponnese port of Kyllini, probably owing to a cargo shift."
A later statement confirmed that there had been 10 Turkish nationals on board the ship, which leaves three sailors missing at this time. WSLS reported a dead seaman had been found on the deck of the half-sunk vessel.
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