Cruise liner collides with tanker off coast of Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27
Celestyal Crystal cruise liner collided with STI Pimlico product tanker in the northern part of the Dardanelles Strait near the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli, RIA Novosti reported referring to the Greek newspaper Proto Thema.
"The passengers were not injured," the statement said.
"All passengers and crew members are in good health," the newspaper reported with reference to the operating company.
"The vessel was slightly damaged. It will be examined by experts."
It was earlier reported that the cruise liner with 853 passengers and 382 crew members on board was moving from the Greek island of Mykonos to Istanbul.
But near Gallipoli it collided with a laden tanker, moving from the Russian city of Tuapse towards Malta. Maritime Bulletin reported about the injured on board.