Ships Collide in Turkey

Two ships have collided off the Coast of Turkey. The Turkish Press tells us:

Ship Sinking - Turkey One of two cargo ships sank after they collided off Darica hamlet of Gebze town of northwestern city of Kocaeli. One person was reported missing after the collision and another was injured.

Sources told the A.A correspondent that 2,247 gross ton-cargo ship “Turgut Kocabas” and 8,220 gross ton-cargo ship named “Zinnet Mete” collided off Darica on Tuesday. 2,247 gross ton-cargo ship sank after the collision. 15 of 16 crewmen of the ship named “Turgut Kocabas” were rescued. One person of rescued crewmen who was injured in the collision was hospitalized. On the other hand, one person was reported missing.

Coast guard teams are searching for the missing crewman.

Turgut Kocabas

Turgut kocabas  prior to collision

The general cargo ship “TURGUT KOCABAS” (IMO# 7808530), is ship owned and managed by KALTUR SHIPPING. She was built in 1980.

(Photo by Ship Spotter sea_dancer)

Zinnet Mete

MEHMET KALKAVAN now named the ZINNET METE prior to collision

The container ship “Zinnet Mete” (IMO# 8913320), formally named the “MEHMET KALKAVAN” is ship owned and managed by IREM DENIZCILIK of Turkey. She was built in 1993.

(Photo by Ship Spotter Carlos Poveda)

Here are some photos from ShipSpotters.com of her battling a storm in the North Atlantic.

Ship Storm Photos

Photo by Ship Spotter anilerdo