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Cargo ship sinks off Greek island, 13 crew members missing

Cargo ship sinks off Greek island, 13 crew members missing

A cargo ship carrying salt sank off the Greek island of Lesbos, with all but one of its 14-strong crew still missing, the Greek coast guard said. The Comoros-flagged ship "Raptor" had departed from El Dekheila port in Egypt and was sailing to Istanbul when it reported a mechanical failure and issued a distress call early on Sunday, the Greek coast guard said. Eight of the crew were Egyptians and the rest were Syrian and Indian nationals. The Coast Guard had rescued one person, who was airlifted by helicopter in gale-force winds.
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Greece scours shipwreck site; hundreds feared drowned in boat’s hold

Greece scours shipwreck site; hundreds feared drowned in boat’s hold

RESCUERS scoured the seas off Greece following a shipwreck that killed at least 79 migrants, as hopes of survivors dwindled and fears grew that hundreds more, including children, may have drowned trapped inside the crowded vessel's hold. Reports suggested between 400 and 750 people had packed the fishing boat that capsized and sank early on Wednesday morning in deep waters about 50 miles (80 km) from the southern coastal town of Pylos. Greek authorities said 104 survivors had been brought ashore. As it began to flounder late on Tuesday night, people on the vessel's crowded outer deck repeatedly turned down…
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