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Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.4 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
As of now, the number of sailors rescued from "Volgo Balt 199" dry cargo ship that sank off the Turkish coast reached four, Haber 7 online newspaper reported on Tuesday.
A dead body of another sailor was found. Seven crew members are considered missing.
Eleven sailors are Ukrainian citizens, one - a Russian citizen. It is reported that the dry cargo ship transporting coal from Russian to Turkish city of Antalya sank near Istanbul.
Also, according to the TRT Haber TV channel, crew members of another dry cargo ship drifting off the coast of Istanbul were rescued. The ship was flying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda.
All sea crossings were cancelled because of the strong southwesterly winds in Istanbul, Turkish DHA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Forecasters warn that the unstable weather will continue this week.