Abandoned cargo ship Tokay Akar grounded in Turkey

Tokay Akar agroundThe general cargo ship Tokay Akar grounded in breakwater rocks at Samsun Fishery Port, Turkey. The vessel was under ballast at Samsun anchorage, but strong winds and storm in vicinity pushed her to the rocks and dragged anchor. The local fishermen saw the drifting vessel and informed the local authorities, but the bad weather hampered the salvage operation and the general cargo ship hardly stuck into the rocks. The vessel suffered underwater damages and breaches, which caused water ingress. Some of the ballast tanks were flooded, but there is no oil leak and water pollution. The vessel remain stable and without danger of capsizing.

The general cargo ship Tokay Akar was unmanned and abandoned shipowner after bankruptcy. The fuel on board was drained a few years ago and currently not preserving a environmental danger for the Black Sea coast. The local authorities will consider salvage operation after weather improves.

The general cargo ship Tokay Akar (IMO: 7408885) has overall length of 84.00 m, moulded beam of 14.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 4,040 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,725 GRT.