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Iraqi Ship Sinks After Collision, Killing At Least Four Sailors

An Iraqi ship sank after colliding with another vessel in the country’s territorial waters, killing at least four sailors and leaving several others missing, state television reports.

The TV channel on August 19 said 21 sailors were aboard the Al-Misbar, a diving-support vessel, when the accident occurred in the Khor Abdullah waterway off Iraq’s southern coast.

It added that 10 of the sailors had been rescued and that the search was continuing late on August 19.

Al-Misbar is owned by Iraq's state-run ports authority. The other vessel involved in the accident was identified as a bulk carrier registered in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Kuwait News Agency, and Xinhua