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11 August, 2000
The Greek foreign ministry is expected to lodge a protest with the Turkish merchant marine ministry over the pre-dawn ramming on Wednesday of a Greek fishing boat by a Turkish-flagged motor ship in Greek territorial waters off the island of Lesvos, sources said.
The Turkish-flagged vessel, which reportedly was sailing without navigational lights, crashed into the fishing boat despite its crew's continuous calls and signals. The motor ship subsequently fled the scene, authorities said.
The fishing boat's crew, six Greeks and four Egyptian nationals, were reported unharmed.
Source: Athens News Agency