The 183 meter long, 37384 dwt tanker King Edward became disabled off Sanyer Bebek, Turkey. The King Edward had departed from Istanbul bound for Kavkaz when it suffered rudder failure. The tanker went adrift and was headed toward the shoreline. Tugs were dispatched and monitored the King Edward while the crew resolved the problem. An hour later the rudder was fixed and the King Edward proceeded on its way. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.