Turkish Coast Guard fires on rogue ship, captures hundreds of migrants

Turkey’s coast guard units have fired on a rogue cargo ship in the Dardanelles Strait before capturing hundreds of migrants inside.

The 59 meters long cargo ship, named “Doğan Kartal,” ignored the security forces’ calls to stop off the Gallipoli peninsula on March 12.

After halting the sea traffic in the Strait, the Coast Guard fired on the engine room of the ship that was fleeing. Security forces boarded ship at 6.30 p.m. and captured some 400 unregistered migrants, according to Doğan News Agency which also broadcast a footage of the incident.

(Video at link).