cargo ship damaged after collision off istanbul
On Friday, officials said, a cargo ship collided with two anchored ships in bad weather and tilted to one side and accepted water.
A senior maritime official said the disabled vessel was not in danger of sinking, but most of the crew were evacuated.
The cargo ship\'s struggles came after the suspension of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy last week, when people paid more attention to the safety of the ship, killing 11 people and missing 21 people.
Also on Friday, a cargo ship ran aground on a Dutch beach.
In the Istanbul area of Sierra Leone-flagged Kayan-1, an 86-meter (282-feet)
Cargo ships carrying empty containers, after drifting and colliding with two anchored cargo ships in strong winds, tilt to the right.
\"It can\'t sink,\" Salih Orakci, director of the General Administration of Coast Security, told reporters . \".
\"But we cannot fully intervene due to the weather.
Orakci says the only obvious option at the moment is to get the ship stranded if the captain agrees.
\"But we may have other options if the weather gets better,\" he added . \".
Authorities say three captains of the ship, which is pumping water, are still on board.
Ten other crew members were evacuated.
Five maritime officials boarded Kayan.
1 assess the situation and leave the ship.
The ship tried to dock due to bad weather, when it was dragged and passed by two other cargo ships: the Netherlands --
Slochtepp and Tanzania
Marked as Adria Blu. The Kayan-
1 stop near the coast with a depth of 9-meter (30-feet)
Coast Security said on its website.
Due to strong winds and high seas, authorities canceled several regular ferry trips across the Marmara and Bosphorus, a narrow waterway that divides Islamabad into two.
A registered cargo ship broke down during a night storm and ran aground on the Dutch beach. The 500-foot (155-meter)
Aztec girls did not carry goods when drifting to the beach in the North Sea coastal town Wijk aan Zee, 12 miles (20 kilometers)
The Dutch Coast Guard says it\'s west of Amsterdam.
There are 21 crew members on board.
The tugboat will try to pull the boat free at a high tide around 1 p. m. (1200 GMT).
Spokesman Peter Verburg told the National Broadcasting Corporation that the Coast Guard was closely monitoring whether the vessel had a fuel leak.
Susan Fraser, AP writer, contributed in Ankara.