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Fishing boat sank off Turkey's Balıkesir, 4 fishermen missing

A fishing boat sunk in the Ayvalik district of Balıkesir province in Turkey. One of them was rescued by a Coast Guard boat patrolling the Aegean Sea, but the boat, which is estimated to capsize with 4 fishermen due to a storm, has not yet been reached.

Fishing boat sank off Turkey's Balıkesir, 4 fishermen missing

A fishing boat sunk in the Ayvalik district of Balıkesir province in Turkey. One of them was rescued by a Coast Guard boat patrolling the Aegean Sea, but the boat, which is estimated to capsize with 4 fishermen due to a storm, has not yet been reached.

27 May 2018 - 15:13

A fishing boat sunk in the Ayvalik district of Balıkesir province in Turkey. One of them was rescued by a Coast Guard boat patrolling the Aegean Sea, but the boat, which is estimated to capsize with 4 fishermen due to a storm, has not yet been reached.
According to the information, Ayvalık around 01.30 at the  'Belinay' fishing boat, reported to be overturned in a severe stor. Mert Boyuener, a 25-year-old fishermen who is believed to be drifting towards Greece's Lesbos Island with severe NE winds and currents, was rescued by a Coast Guard boat operating in the port of Dikili, Izmir, who patrolled the Aegean Sea for 3 hours.
Volcano Çanakçı on the boat, Hayri Kar and 2 people yet to be identified with the name of the fisherman's boat is expected to sink are yet to be reached.
Ayvalık District Governor Gökhan Görgülüaslan explained that 5 people in the fishing boat were fishing at night to make illegal sea anemone hunting, saying that "one of the 5 people was rescued by our Coast Guard teams, but no news has been received about the 4 people. Our Coast Guard units are continuing our search and rescue operations with both the sea and helicopters. "
Search and rescue work is being carried out with 2 Coast Guard helicopters and 3 helicopters in the openings of Madra Creek delta within the boundaries of Altınova Quarter of Ayvalık where the missing fishers are estimated to exit.


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