03:42 GMT03 March 2021
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    Six sailors were killed when the Arvin, a dry cargo ship, sank off the coast of northern Turkey earlier this month. The incident was blamed on poor weather conditions that caused the captain of the Soviet-built freighter to stop at Bartin anchorage to shelter from the storm.

    A video was shared on YouTube of the anchored Palau-flagged vessel, operated by Ukrainian-registered company Tesoro Marine, breaking in two and sinking.

    The tragedy occurred off the Inkumu Coast in the north of the Bartin province in Turkey, on 17 January. The 12-person crew included ten Ukrainians and two Russians. Six were killed, and the rest were rescued by Turkish Navy vessels.

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