Capesize bulk carrier contacted tanker, Istanbul

Bulk carrier DORIC WARRIOR allided with tanker MAMMAD AMIN RESULZADEH on Ahirkapi Anchorage, Marmara sea, Istanbul, at night Aug 13. Understood bulk carrier was under way, while tanker was at anchor. Bulk carrier is en route from Newport USA to Yuzhniy Ukraine Black sea, tanker’s intentions unclear. According to photos, damages weren’t serious, just dents and scratches. Some local sources confirm damages to be slight. reported kind of panic on board of tanker occurred, Master alerting authorities and ships in the vicinity on tanker’s probable sinking.
As of 0300 UTC Aug 14, both ships were anchored at Ahirkapi anchorage, close to each other.
Bulk carrier DORIC WARRIOR, IMO 9453511, dwt 93115, built 2010, flag Liberia, manager CHIOS NAVIGATION HELLAS LTD (EQUASIS).
Product tanker MAMMAD AMIN RESULZADEH, IMO 9175157, dwt 6623, built 1998, flag Liberia, manager PALMALI.



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.