Sala II, a freighter heading to an Israeli port sank in stormy weather in international waters near the Lebanese coast, and six of its 12 crew members were rescued by Saturday night, officials said Saturday.
The ship was headed from Greece to the northern Israeli port of Haifa when it sank, the Israeli military said, adding that no foul play was suspected. Israel’s military sent rescue helicopters, a navy ship and divers to search for survivors.
A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon also sent teams and together they searched for survivors, mostly by air due to the bad weather, said Israeli military spokesman Maj. Erik Snider. Source: AP