Greek sailor dies after cargo ships collide.
ATHENS, October 04, SPA--Authorities say a Greek sailor has died
after two cargo ships collided in the Aegean Sea and one of them sank,
AP reported. The Merchant Marine ministry says the Captain Michalis and
the Santana, registered in Greece and Malta, respectively, collided
early Sunday morning southeast of the island of Mykonos. The Captain
Michalis sank immediately. A third cargo ship rescued eight of the
sunken ship's crew of nine _ six Greeks, a Romanian and an
Irishman. The injured captain was hospitalized. The ministry says the
missing sailor's body was recovered. It did not release his name.
The Santana will remain at the island port of Ermoupolis while
authorities investigate. The Captain Michalis had been headed to Mykonos
while the Santana was en route from Ukraine to Thailand.
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