Two Turkish freighters collided in Istanbul

General cargo ship TK ROTTERDAM allided with bulk carrier BOSPHORUS KING in the morning Oct 9 on Istanbul outer anchorage, Yenikapi, Marmara sea, understood both ships were under way. TK ROTTERDAM is en route from Haifa to Kavkaz Russia, BOSPHORUS KING is en route from Ukraine to Spain. Both ships reportedly sustained hull damages above waterline, understood to be slight. Both ships were ordered to anchor for inspection. BOSPHORUS KING as of 1500 UTC was already under way continuing her voyage, TK ROTTERDAM was still at anchor.
Bulk carrier BOSPHORUS KING, IMO 9111357, dwt 27321, built 1995, flag Panama, manager KALAMIS SHIPPING INDUSTRY, Turkey.
General cargo ship TK ROTTERDAM, IMO 9045613, dwt 8861, built 2001, flag Liberia, manager PASIFIK GEMI ISLETMECILIGI.



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.