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Turkish tugboat capsizes; 10 killed

December 23, 2013

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military says a tugboat has capsized, killing 10 of its crew. It says 17 others survived the accident with non-life threatening injuries.

The state-run Anadolu agency said the tugboat, TGD Degirmendere, keeled to its side on Monday as it was being put back to sea after undergoing maintenance at a military shipyard in the Aegean port city of Izmir.

The military said the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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