ALIAGA, Turkey, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Two people died from exposure to toxic fumes after the boat from "The Love Boat" was damaged during its final voyage in Turkey, the boat's owner said.
Izmir Ship Recycling Co., the firm that recently bought the ship for $3.33 million, said the former Love Boat had just completed its final voyage Saturday when it was damaged while entering the port of Aliaga.
The ship took on water and engine-exhaust buildup led to toxic exposure to eight people on board the ship, the company said. Two people died and six were injured. The six were treated and released from the hospital, Izmir said. It was not reported if the victims were passengers or workers on the boat.
The Aliaga attorney general's office said it would open an investigation into the incident, but so far they haven't been able to reach the accident site, CNN reported Tuesday.
The boat was originally named the Pacific Princess while in use between 1977 and 1987 on the ABC series. It was renamed the Pacific after the series ended and was used for Mediterranean Sea tours, CNN said.
Izmir Ship Recycling Co. said it had planned to dismantle the ship even before Saturday's accident. That should take seven to eight months.