Ships Collide off Turkish Coast
gCaptain brings us:
Two ships have collided off the Coast of Turkey. The Turkish Press tells us:
Sources told the A.A correspondent that 2,247 gross ton-cargo ship
“Turgut Kocabas” and 8,220 gross ton-cargo ship named “Zinnet Mete”
collided off Darica on Tuesday. 2,247 gross ton-cargo ship sank after
the collision. 15 of 16 crewmen of the ship named “Turgut Kocabas” were
rescued. One person of rescued crewmen who was injured in the collision
was hospitalized. On the other hand, one person was reported missing.
Coast guard teams are searching for the missing crewman.
The general cargo ship “TURGUT KOCABAS” (IMO# 7808530), is ship owned and managed by KALTUR SHIPPING. She was built in 1980.
(Photo by Ship Spotter sea_dancer)
The container ship “Zinnet Mete” (IMO# 8913320), formally named the
“MEHMET KALKAVAN” is ship owned and managed by IREM DENIZCILIK of
Turkey. She was built in 1993.
(Photo by Ship Spotter Carlos Poveda)
Here are some photos from ShipSpotters.com of her battling a storm in the North Atlantic.
Photo by Ship Spotter anilerdo
Haad over to gCaptain for more on this story.