Containership overturned at Turkish port

Containership overturned at Turkish port

General cargo ship Sea Eagle has lost stability and tumbled over at the Port of Iskenderun, Turkey.

There have been no reports of injuries.

The incident occurred on 18 September.

The Egypt-flagged ship arrived at the port on 17 September and reportedly experienced stability issues during offloading operations.

The Turkish Ministry of Transports said the vessel was overturned after several attempts failed to restabilise it. The containership rested starboard on pier then listed and capsized portside, resting on bottom stern and portside partially above waterline.

The Sea Eagle was evacuated and none of the crew suffered any injuries, added the Ministry.

Many containers went overboard. Some 24 boxes have been retrieved from the harbour so far.

The wreck is now surrounded by booms to avoid oil leaks and containers recovery, salvage, and cleansing operation are underway.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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