Turkish freighter on fire in Croatian port

Scrap metal in cargo hold of Turkish general cargo ship MEHMET UNLU caught fire in the evening Oct 20 at Ploce port, Croatia. MEHMET UNLU is loading cargo of scrap metal at Ploce since Oct 19, understood it was self inflammation. Firefighters were called at around 2100 LT, 5 engine were deployed, partial offloading required to get to the epicenter of fire. Understood as of 0100 UTC Oct 21, firefighting stil was on.
General cargo ship MEHMET UNLU, IMO 9200029, dwt 7860, built 2000, flag Turkey, manager EMSAN DENIZCILIK SANAYI, Istanbul.



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.