Disabled cargo ship anchored in Dardanelles

General cargo ship ATASOYLAR suffered engine failure while transiting Dardanelles, in the afternoon Nov 22. The ship was assisted by tugs and taken to Karanlik Anchorage, western Dardanelles. As of 0340 UTC Nov 23, she was still at anchor. ATASOYLAR is en route from Kherson Ukraine to Izmir Turkey.
General cargo ship ATASOYLAR, IMO 9040936, dwt 5033, built 1993, flag Turkey, manager ATASOY GROUP OF SHIPPING.



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.