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Ships collide off Italy, two dead, four missing

Two people drowned and four were missing at sea and feared dead after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian coast on Sunday, Italian officials said. 

A Turkish ship with 11 crew members sank after the collision with a vessel carrying a Belize flag in poor visibility a mile from the Italian Adriatic port of Ravenna, a coastguard official said. 

The 86-meter-long (290-foot) Turkish ship Gokbel went down after colliding with the 97-meter (320-foot) Belize-flagged Lady Aziza, which was still seaworthy and was being brought to port as part of the investigation, Maltese said. No one was hurt aboard the Lady Aziza.

Fabrizio Matteucci, the Mayor of Ravenna, said that all of the dead and the missing were Turkish men from the Gokbel.

The Gokbel was leaving port and the Lady Aziz was entering when the collision occurred, he said.


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