Container ship out of control, hit embankment, Istanbul VIDEO

Container ship SONGA IRIDIUM reported to Bosphorus Traffic Control engine failure at 1200 LT (UTC +3) Dec 27, while transiting Bsphorus in southern direction en route from Ukraine, Black sea. The ship veered starboard and moved towards embankment, in an attempt to deaden inertion and stop or at least, mitigate impact, SONGA IRIDIUM, judging from videos, dropped both anchors, starboard anchor was lost. The ship hit embankment, both ship and embankment sustained damages. She was taken off embankment by tugs and towed to Marmara sea, at 1500 LT she was already in Marmara sea, to be anchored on outer anchorage, no doubt.
Container ship SONGA IRIDIUM, IMO 9337030, dwt 27209, capacity 2007 TEU, built 2008, flag Liberia, manager NORDIC HAMBURG SHIPMGMT HK LTD.



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.