Israeli Ship Sinks after Collision with Cruise Ship
Ship collision kills Ukrainian and Indonesian sailors. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces retrieved the bodies on Friday of two Ukrainian and Indonesian sailors who died when an Israeli freighter sank following a collision with a Cypriot cruise ship off the coast of Haifa, police said.
The forces had rescued 11 crew from the Israeli-owned "Shelly" cargo vessel, but the freighter had sunk and its captain and crew member had gone down with it, officials said. Some 700 passengers and crew of the "Salamis Glory" cruise ship were unharmed by the collision near the northern port of Haifa and a spokesman for the company said they would be flown to Cyprus. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Kofteros said experts from the shipping department would leave for Israel later on Friday to help authorities with the investigations.