February 8, 2012 Leave a Comment
Two vessels found themselves trapped in a severe storm at the Black Sea port of Samsun, Turkey. The 140 meter long, 6628 dwt freighter Feruz was at anchor when the storm caused it’s anchors to drag. The vessel went ashore against the breakwater and the hull was damaged. The 16 crew on board were able to safely get ashore. The 70 meter long, 1580 dwt coastal freighter Hay K also went ashore nearby during the storm. No reports of injuries. Reports state that waves reached up to 20 meters in height.