A Russian navy intelligence ship sank after crashing into another ship carrying livestock off the coast of Turkey.
The collision occurred between the Russian ship, called the Liman, and the livestock, identified as the Youzarsif H, 18 miles off the coast of Kilyos, a Turkish village just north of Istanbul.
All 78 people on board the Russian Liman were evacuated, but the fate of the crew and livestock on the Youzarsif H are still unknown.
According to the Daily Caller:
The Liman was built in Gdansk in 1970 by the former Soviet Union and launched that same year. It was built as a hydrographic survey ship but was converted to a signals intelligence ship by the Russian military in 1989.
The Russian Navy has suffered a series of incidents in recent years. Its only aircraft carrier, known as the Admiral Kuznetsov, was lambasted for spewing smoke all over Europe while traveling through the English channel in October. The U.S. Navy had previously tracked the Kuznetsov in 2011 out of concern that the ship may sink.
The ships collided because of low visibility due to fog, according to Turkish shipping agency GAC.