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Friday, 17 December 2010

M/V Sea Bright stranded at rocks

Two Bolivian registered freighters ran aground in rough weather on Turkey's Mediterranean coast early Friday while dragging her anchor.

One of the ships, the Sea Bright IMO 7710020 - 7,402dwt an built in built 1978, smashed into coastal rocks off the popular resort city of Antalya early Friday and flipped on its side, local authorities said.

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Bright Sea on the rocks

Rescue workers battled treacherous waters in darkness and managed to evacuate 17 of its crew members, the ship's cook, who reportedly jumped into the sea after the accident was missing.

The ships fuel was seen leaking into the sea.

Another ship, the Mv Rant, ran aground off the town of Adrasan, southwest of Antalya. The coast guard was trying to evacuate its nine crew members by helicopter.

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