A screenshot of video showing the MV Arvin breaking in half, January 17, 2021.

Terrifying Video Shows Cargo Ship Break in Half Off Turkey

Mike Schuler
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January 31, 2021

Turkish maritime authorities have published some terrifying video showing a cargo ship breaking in half in a matter of minutes.

The incident took place January 17 when the Palau-flagged Arvin broke in half and sunk at a Black Sea anchorage off the Port of Bartin. The 1975-built ship was reported to be carrying 2,902 tons of urea.

Sadly, this incident did not end well. A day after the ship broke, six of the ship’s 12 crew members were still reported missing.

You can hear the captain making the MAYDAY call in the video below.

(Warning: Video may be disturbing to some)

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