Bulker struck container ship; ro-pax collided with bulker: Marmara sea VIDEO

Bulk carrier NEW LEGEND struck stern of anchored container ship ELBSUN in the morning Sep 17 at Ahirkapi anchorage, Istanbul, Marmara sea, while maneuvering to anchor. Both ships sustained damages, remain anchored as of 1200 UTC Sep 17. NEW LEGEND arrived from Kerch Strait anchorage, Russia, ELBSUN arrived at Ahirkapi anchorage on Sep 16 from Morocco.
Bulk carrier NEW LEGEND, IMO 9562037, dwt 93079, built 2012, flag HK, manager ATL HONG KONG LTD, insurer American Steamship Owner P&I association.
Container ship ELBSUN, IMO 9429261, dwt 12283, capacity 877 TEU, built 2012, flag Portugal, manager USC BARNKRUG GMBH & CO KG, insurer Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda).

Passenger ro-ro ship PATRIA SEAWAYS collided with bulk carrier YASA PIONEER in Marmara sea some 6 nm south of Yasa island, early in the morning Sep 17, according to ships’ tracks. PATRIA SEAWAYS was under way, shortly after she left Tuzla (understood undergoing repairs), bound for Trieste. Both ships were taken to Ahirkapi anchorage, anchored, and as of 1200 UTC Sep 17, remained in the same position. PATRIA SEAWAYSportside superstructure was damaged, YASA PIONEER sustained big hull dent, maybe breach, in cargo holds area.
Passenger ro-ro ship PATRIA SEAWAYS, IMO 8917390, GT 18332, built 1991, flag Lithuania, manager DFDS SEAWAYS AB-LITHUANIA, insurer The West of England Shipowners.
Bulk carrier YASA PIONEER, IMO 9286578, dwt 82849, built 2006, flag Marshall islands, manager YA-SA GEMI ISLETMECILIGI, insurer Assuranceforeningen Gard – Norway.



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