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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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