Freighter pushed aground by storm, eastern Mediterranean

General cargo ship MUSTAFA KEMAL 1 dragged anchor and drifted ashore at Hatay waterfront, Hatay province, southeast Turkey N of Iskenderun, Med, understood on Jan 30. Strong storm in the area was the cause of accident. Salvage is reportedly, already under way.
General cargo ship MUSTAFA KEMAL 1, IMO 8207410, dwt 3028, built 1983, flag Turkey, manager MUSTAFA OKAN OGULLARI, Mersin.

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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.