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84 people rescued from capsized boat in Antalya 2 years 11 months ago #27681

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A tourist boat capsized due to strong wind and rainfall in Turkish resort province of Antalya on Saturday, 84 people on board were rescued while two children are still missing.

According to Governor of Antalya Munir Karaloglu, a large number of coast guards and maritime police officers were dispatched to the scene, Daily Sabah reported.

Dogan News Agency said that 84 people were rescued and two people were missing in the region.

The boat left a yacht port in Kaleici of Antalya before capsizing off the coast of Konyaalti, some 4Km away.

The report said that search and rescue operations were still underway.



























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Sadly, 2 deaths have been confirmed, the identity of one killed was disclosed as 35-year-old Istanbul resident Serap Çelik, who took the tour with her two cousins and Lebanese Samira Frayha. While the cousins were rescued, Çelik was found dead in the boat’s kitchen by the rescue teams. Frayha was also found in the boat's machine room.
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4 people have been detained by polis in connection with the incident, the ships Captain, 2 crew and the owner have all been detained.

The owner maintains that they had all the regulation safety equipment and an experienced captain. from the reports from survivors it seems they got all passengers on the upper deck when the storm hit and the waves increased in size, get them to put on life-jackets then the boat was capsized by a wave.

So 86 people on the top deck of a unstable rolling boat giving a high turning force above the center of gravity and to top it off motoring back to harbour parallel to the incoming waves inviting a beam on hit from a large wave. Captain doesn't sound "experienced" to me! And for 2 poor souls left trapped inside the boat is terrible :(
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It is reported today that the Captain of the boat has been arrested and charged with reckless manslaughter whilst the 2 crew and owner have been released under supervision.
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