General cargo ship Nikiti II allided with pier in Turkey

Nikiti IIThe general cargo ship Nikiti II allided with pier at Iskenderun port, Turkey. The vessel arrived at Turkey from Greece and was maneuvering for mooring, but proceeded to the quay with higher than usual speed and collided with the stone wall. The general cargo ship suffered slight damages and dents above the waterline, but remained seaworthy and stable without water ingress. The vessel was later berthed successfully and started cargo handling operations. The local authorities detained general cargo ship Nikiti II for special survey and inspection before allow return in operations. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The pier at Iskenderun port was slightly damages after collision, but remain operational. The traffic and cargo handling operations at the terminal were no affected by the incident, but investigation is underway.

The general cargo ship Nikiti II (IMO: 9197064) has overall length of 99.00 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 6.90 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 7,301 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,441 GRT. The ship was built in 1998 by Hakata Shipbuilding in Imabari, Japan. The owner and operator of the vessel is Japanese company Kotoku Kaiun.