Italian tug sank in Adriatic sea, 5 dead and missing

Tug FRANCO P with 6 crew sank in the evening May 18 in Adriatic sea off Italian coast, while en route from Ancona to Bari, Italy, towing pontoon with 11 people on board. Tug sank in a very short time some 50 nm off Bari coast, only tug Captain survived disaster, of 5 other crew 2 are still missing, 3 bodies were recovered. Pontoon with 11 people on board was later towed to Bari, all people are safe.

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