Freighter grounded by storm, Istanbul

General cargo ship TALLAS was pushed ashore by storm in the evening Feb 3 at Zeytinburnu, Istanbul. The ship was in a lay-up since 2015, anchored at Zeytinburnu Anchorage, Istanbul, Marmara sea. Tug or tugs, reportedly, couldn’t approach grounded ship because of adverse weather conditions. Understood the ship is unmanned and doesn’t have fuel on board. All photos http://www.denizhaber.com/deniz-kazalari/mv-tallas-demir-taradi-zeyport-a-yaslandi-h74016.html
General cargo ship TALLAS, IMO 7364546, dwt 1241, built 1974, flag Cambodia.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.