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Norway Rescue Teams ends the search for missing Bulgarian sailors

Norway Rescue Teams ends the search for missing Bulgarian sailors

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry announced that the Norwegian authorities on Thursday suspended wider search and rescue operations for two Bulgarian sailors who officials say fell overboard from a cargo ship in the Norwegian Sea.

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"According to the Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Center, under the current climatic conditions there is no chance for those who have fallen into the water to survive for such a long time," the ministry announced.

The crew of the Stara Planina cargo ship consists of 19 people - 18 Bulgarian citizens and one Ukraine citizen. The ministry stated that the operation, which began after the incident was reported to the Norwegian authorities by the Stara Planina’s captain, would not be resumed on Friday while the Norwegian police were investigating the case.

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