On October 24, the 88 meter long, 520 dwt high speed ro-ro passenger ferry Osman Gazi 1 allided with a pier near Mudanya, Turkey. The Osman Gazi 1 was approaching Mudanya from Istanbul with 786 passengers and 178 vehicles when it suffered engine failure near the piers. The ferry struck near its starboard aft section resulting in hull damage. No reports of injuries. All passengers and vehicles were unloaded. Reports state the vessel was able to proceed under its own power to Istanbul for repairs.
The 193 meter long, 9830 dwt ro-ro ferry Und Ege collided with the 88 meter long, 470 dwt high speed ferry Osman Gazi 1 in Sea of Marmara near Sivriada’nin, Turkey. The Und Ege struck the port superstructure of the Gazi 1’s hull causing minimal damage, but there was some panic among the passengers. Luckily, there were no injuries to the 830 passengers and 150 vehicles on the Osman Gazi 1. No reports of injuries or damage on the Und Ege. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.