A cargo ship belonging to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), sank off northern Turkey on Friday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. The cargo ship named "Melissa" was en route from Russia to Turkish metropolis of Istanbul, said the report, adding the ship was found half-sunken in the middle of the sea off Sinop province. Eight crew members were rescued and brought to Sinop.
The crew members, including a Turk, were all hospitalized in Sinop and they were in stable condition, doctors concerned were quoted as saying.
The survivors said that water started to ooze due to a hole inthe cargo ship, and they had to leave the ship since it was impossible for them to repair it. Enditem