A Russian reconnaissance ship collided with a civilian freighter and sunk into the Black Sea on Thursday, per CBS News.
The ship sunk nearest the Turkish coast.
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The Russian Defense Ministry said the collision occurred about 25 miles northwest of the Bosphorus Strait and left a hole in the hull of the Liman. The ministry statement, carried by Russian news agencies, said none of the crew members was hurt.
A Turkish coastal official told the Reuters news agency that almost 80 personnel from the Russian ship had been safely evacuated from the stricken vessel, which sunk near Bosphorus, Turkey.
Turkey’s state-run news agency said the prime minister had called his Russian counterpart to express his “sadness” over the collision.
A local shipping agent confirmed that the ships collided due to fog and low visibility.