Cargo ship breaks in two and sinks, killing 3

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 12:30:59-05

Onboard cameras captured the shocking moment a cargo ship was broken in two by a huge wave off Turkey's coast earlier this month.

Three sailors died when the Ukrainian-owned ship sank in heavy seas on January 16th after the wave snapped its keel near the bow.

The Turkish Maritime Authority released this video, which also recorded crew members making a mayday call for help on the voyage between Georgia and Bulgaria.

A search operation rescued the other members of the mainly Ukrainian crew.