Disabled cargo ship drifted in Bosphorus, collision avoided by tug timely response

General cargo ship I SENGUL suffered undefined mechanical failure in southern Bosphorus in Kurucesme area at around 2200 LT Sep 15, during northbound transit. The ship started to drift towards anchored nearby passenger ships. Situation was taken under control after tug and SAR boat responded, the ship was taken back, anchored at Kumkapi anchorage, Marmara sea, Istanbul.
General cargo ship I SENGUL, IMO 7407233, dwt 1565, built 1976, flag Turkey (EQUASIS), manager ARSDENIZ DENIZ NAKLIYAT SANAYI (EQUASIS).



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.