Mustafa Kan

Mustafa Kan

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The 136 meter long, 9250 dwt cargo vessel Mustafa Kan sank  in the Mediterrean Sea off Syracuse, Sicily. The Mustafa Kan was en route to Sibenik, Croatia from Dakar with a cargo of ammonium phosphate when it suffered water ingress in the engine room. The crew was unable to control the flooding and the vessel began to sink by the stern. All 16 crew abandoned ship into the vessel’s life boat and were later rescued by the Italian Coast Guard. No reports of injuries. The Mustafa Kan later capsized and sank in water over a 1000 meters deep. Authorities state there is no immediate danger of pollution risk to the coast at this time.

MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU 2

 

MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU 2

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On September 19, the 63 meter long, 2061 dwt cargo vessel Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and Alanya, Turkey. The Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 was en route to Asian Cemento from Iskenderun when it sprung a leak in the engine room. The water ingress could not be controlled and the vessel developed a list. The cargo vessel sent out a distress call and the 10 crew abandoned ship into the vessel’s life raft. Authorities requested nearby vessels to assist with the container ship Electra A responding. The Electra A arrived on scene and rescued all 10 crew. No reports of injuries. The Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 continue to flood until it rolled over and sank.

Reports state the vessel had been detained in 2008 for safety violations and suffered a severe list in 2014.

SV Knyaz Vladimir

Sv Knyaz Vladimir

On September 14, the 128 meter long cargo vessel SV Knyaz Vladimir ran aground on the Don River, Russia. The SV Knyaz Vladimir had reduced speed to pass an oncoming vessel when it was blown aground by strong gust of wind. The following day a tug was able to refloat the SV Knyaz Vladimir. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Rigel A

Rigel A

The 90 meter long, 1652 dwt cargo vessel Rigel A sank in the Gulf of Aden off Al Mukalla, Yemen. The Rigel A had been at anchor off Al Mukalla with 1700 tons of food cargo awaiting to berth at a terminal when it suffered a two meter long crack in the hull in the engine room. The sudden flooding was too much for vessel’s pumps to keep up. The eight crew on board were forced to abandoned ship into a life raft while the Rigel A slowly submerged. The Coastguard arrived a short time later and rescued all the crew. No reports of injuries. Within a few hours, the Rigel A completely disappeared from the surface and sank.

Egon W

Egon W

The 83 meter long, 3675 dwt cargo vessel Egon W ran aground near Harkinsalo, Finland. The Egon W was en route to Glueckstadt from Joensuu when it suffered engine failure. The vessel went adrift and ran aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The crew was able to refloat the vessel a few hours later. Reports state divers had inspected the hull, but the vessel returned to port for some unreported reason.