Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship
MV Burçin carrying large number of immigrants.
Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants
The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, mostly Syrian refugees, attempting to reach Italy, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Shortly after being tipped off that the 90-metre long, Togo-flagged merchant ship Burçin was spotted in Turkey’s Mediterranean Port of Mersin carrying a large number of immigrants, the Coast Guard dispatched four boats, a helicopter and a plane in pursuit of the vessel.
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