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).

  • BillyHW

    Islam: The religion of brotherly love.

  • cmh

    Capturing…lol….they really mean saving

  • FactsWillOut

    If I was a Turkish prison ward, I would train these migrants and turn them into invaders to kill and maim the infidels.
    That’s just me, though, I’m sure Erdogan has different plans.

    • Frau Katze

      I think Turkey’s fed up with refugees too. They have well over a million Syrian refugees in Turkey already.

  • Gaian

    Why this “politically correct” term “migrants”. They are not migrants! They are illegal aliens and invaders. Leave them in their boat and drag it back to Africa (or where it belongs) and sink it off that coast or in that harbor. It will only take a few instances of this to stop the parasite hoards from cowering away from their responsibilities in their own foul countries.

    • AlanUK

      ? Sarcasm.