DFDS’ Largest ferry named and ready for service

DFDS’ Largest ferry named and ready for service

On 7 March, DFDS’ largest ferry ever was named Ephesus Seaways at a naming ceremony in Istanbul and will soon set course for its first sailing to Trieste fully loaded with 450 trailers. Caption: EVP Peder …
Mar 14, 2019 /  Vessels
Fifteen crew members rescued after fire at cargo ship off Istanbul’ southern coast (Video)

Fifteen crew members rescued after fire at cargo ship off Istanbul’ southern coast (Video)

Fifteen crew members were evacuated after a fire erupted at a dry cargo vessel off Istanbul’s southern coast on Friday, a local official said. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya told reporters that the fire erupted …
Jan 4, 2019 /  Accidents
The new 25 metre harbour tractor tug Kinaki arrives home to Port Taranaki

The new 25 metre harbour tractor tug Kinaki arrives home to Port Taranaki

In June 2018 the new 25 metre harbour tractor tug Kinaki completed its 73-day journey via heavy lift transport ship from Istanbul, Turkey, and arrived safely in Lyttelton, New Zealand. From there it sailed on its own …
Aug 16, 2018 /  Vessels
Med Marine Delivered A New 2350 ASD Tugboat To Its Harbour Fleet

Med Marine Delivered A New 2350 ASD Tugboat To Its Harbour Fleet

Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXVIII, sailed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus and joined Med Marine’s national fleet in İskenderun Bay Province. The vessel is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM …
Jul 26, 2018 /  Vessels
Turkish cargo ship sinks in Black Sea; Ten crewmembers on board missing

Turkish cargo ship sinks in Black Sea; Ten crewmembers on board missing

A Turkish cargo ship with 10 crew on board sank in the Black Sea near the Asian side of Istanbul early on Wednesday morning, according to the coast guard. The cause was still unclear. The ship, Bilal Bal, was carrying …
Nov 1, 2017 /  Accidents
VIDEO: Cargo ship Leonardo breaks in half in Black Sea

VIDEO: Cargo ship Leonardo breaks in half in Black Sea

Eleven sailors have been rescued from a spectacular shipwreck of a dry cargo vessel in the Black Sea off Turkey’s northwest coast. The Mongolian flagged general cargo ship Leonardo, 114 meters long, started …
Aug 29, 2017 /  Accidents
Three Turkish Coast Guard Personnel Killed In Shipping Collision In The Bosphorus

Three Turkish Coast Guard Personnel Killed In Shipping Collision In The Bosphorus

Three Turkish Coast Guard personnel were killed on Wednesday after their vessel collided with a bulk carrier in the Bosphorus strait, forcing officials to temporarily suspend traffic in the busy shipping lane. Their …
Aug 17, 2016 /  Accidents
Istanbul to deploy drones to watch for ships dumping waste in Bosporus Strait

Istanbul to deploy drones to watch for ships dumping waste in Bosporus Strait

Istanbul's Metropolitan Municipality said on Thursday (feb 4) that the city would deploy surveillance drones starting in March to prevent further pollution of the Bosporus Strait from ships. The municipality's …
Feb 5, 2016 /  Curious
Ferry Eurocargo Istanbul allided with BBC Bahrain at Livorno outer anchorage

Ferry Eurocargo Istanbul allided with BBC Bahrain at Livorno outer anchorage

The passenger/Ro-Ro cargo ship Eurocargo Istanbul allided with the anchored cargo vessel BBC Bahrain in the early Sunday morning (Jan 31) on the outer anchorage of Livorno, Italy. Image: Luka Bar The ferry …
Feb 1, 2016 /  Accidents
Ship on way from Russia runs aground near Istanbul

Ship on way from Russia runs aground near Istanbul

A cargo ship carrying 57.500 tons of wheat from Russia to Egypt's Alexandria ran aground in Istanbul's Ahırkapı district in the Marmara Sea on Sunday (Dec 6) at 8:05 local time. Image: DHA The 229-meter …
Dec 8, 2015 /  Accidents