It was learned that the ship Levantes, which was going to Egypt from Russia, and the ship Clipper Como, which was going from Morocco to Samsun, collided off the coast of Bozcaada. While there was no loss of life in the accident, the damage to the ships will be determined by the determination study.
The 225-meter-long Levantes ship carrying wheat from Russia to Egypt, with the Marshall Islands flag, and the 190-meter-long Marshall Islands-flagged Clipper Como ship, carrying phosphate from Morocco’s Jorf Lasfar Port to Samsun, collided off the coast of Bozcaada.
The ship captains reported the situation to the Dardanelles Ship Traffic Services Directorate (VTS). The tugboats ‘Kurtarma-13’ and ‘Türkeli’ and ‘KIYEM-1’ boat belonging to the General Directorate of Coastal Safety were sent to the region for security purposes.
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT WORK IS DONE
While there was no loss of life in the accident, the teams will investigate whether there is sea pollution in the region. Damage assessment work will be carried out on ships.
The following statements were included in the statement made on the social media account of the General Directorate of Coastal Safety:
“As a result of the collision of the 225 m long wheat-laden M/V LEVANTES going from Russia to Egypt and the 190-meter-long M/V CLIPPER COMO ship, which is going from Jorf Lasfar to Samsun, and the two ships named M/V CLIPPER COMO, off the coast of Bozcaada, URTARMA-13, our TÜRKELİ Tugboat. Our KIYEM -1 boat was promptly directed to the region.”
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