Turkish freighter fire during Dardanelles transit

General cargo ship HAK suffered engine room fire while transiting Dardanelles in western direction, on Feb 20. Disabled ship was reportedly, anchored off Lapseki, later she was towed back to Marmara sea, and anchored off Demirtepe coast. The ship is en route from Ukraine Black sea, to Jaifa Israel, with cargo of barley.
General cargo ship HAK, IMO 8214889, dwt 13286, built 1982, flag Palau, manager OCEAN EAGLE SHIPPING & TRADING, Istanbul.

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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.