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Cargo Ship Hits Tower

A cargo ship crashed into a 160-foot-tall control tower at the port of Genoa on May 7. Killing six with three still missing. The ship, the Italian Jolly Nero, was captained by two pilots leaving the port at the time of the collision.

Two of the victims were coastguard officers and a third was a pilot for the port, according to the Italian coastguard; the three others have not yet been identified, and were recovered from the wreckage of the tower’s lift.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is focusing on a possible malfunction of the ship’s engine or steering mechanism.