Merchant fuel ship sinks off Tunisia, crew rescued: Report

TUNIS, A merchant fuel ship heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta sank off the coast of Gabes in Tunisia on Friday, adding that the navy rescued all seven crew members.

The ship carried one thousand tons of fuel and sent a distress call seven miles away from Gabes to which the Tunisian navy responded, security sources said.

The cause of the incident was bad weather, the environment ministry said, adding that water had seeped into the ship and reached a height of two meters.

Authorities are working to avoid an environmental disaster and reduce repercussions, the ministry said in a statement.

Source: Nam News Network

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