On September 19, the 63 meter long, 2061 dwt cargo vessel Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and Alanya, Turkey. The Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 was en route to Asian Cemento from Iskenderun when it sprung a leak in the engine room. The water ingress could not be controlled and the vessel developed a list. The cargo vessel sent out a distress call and the 10 crew abandoned ship into the vessel’s life raft. Authorities requested nearby vessels to assist with the container ship Electra A responding. The Electra A arrived on scene and rescued all 10 crew. No reports of injuries. The Murat Hacibekiroglu 2 continue to flood until it rolled over and sank.
Reports state the vessel had been detained in 2008 for safety violations and suffered a severe list in 2014.