Saturday, July 28, 2007

Cambodian cargo ship sinks in Black Sea near coast of Romania

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) - A Cambodian ship carrying about 1,000 metric tons of construction supplies has sunk in the Black Sea near the Romanian port of Mangalia, with all seven crew members rescued, authorities said July 27.

The incident happened July 26 evening when the ship, named Multitrader, began to sink and its captain called Mangalia port authorities for assistance, said Adrian Burcea, chief officer of the local border police.

Authorities have sent out an anti-pollution team to the sunken ship to check whether there were any leaks of fuel or lubricants, he said.

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