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Italians End Search for Sunken Israeli Ship; 22 Lost in Catastrophe

January 30, 1967
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Efforts to locate possible survivors of the capsized 1, 350-ton Israeli freighter, Hashlosha, have been discontinued by the Italian Navy, it was announced by the Admiralty Operations office here today.

The vessel, with 22 aboard, including 20 crew members, of whom 15 were Israelis, and two women, apparently sank in the Mediterranean last week. Italian search and rescue operations were called off after two overturned life boats and some debris belonging to the Israeli vessel, were found near the island of Ponza, west of Naples, No bodies were found.

Engaged in the search, in addition to the Italian Navy, were the Italian Air Force, units of the United States Sixth Fleet, and the Israeli ship Moledet. The capsized freighter was on its way to France, after unloading a cargo of cement in Sicily.

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