The 59 meter long general cargo vessel partially sank in the Marmara Sea near Balıkesir’in, Turkey. The Pasha had run aground on September 12, 2013 after suffering a severe list after its cargo shifted whileen route to Lebanon from Turkey. The grounded Pasha was blown completed over by the strong storm winds and battered until it partially broke-up. No reports of injuries.
The 59 meter long, 1150 dwt freighter Pasha capsized and sank in the Marmara Sea near Narlı Köyü, Turkey. The Pasha was headed to Casablanca from Istanbul with a cargo of plywood and containers when it suffered a heavy list after the cargo shifted in heavy seas. The crew alerted authorities at the Dardanelles Vessel Traffic Center that the Pasha had a heavy list about 50 degrees to starboard. Authorities dispatched a lifeboat and tug to the scene and took the nine crew off the Pasha and towed the vessel to a quay off Narlı Köyü. The Pasha capsized and sank a few hours later with the deck containers sliding off the deck. Authorities placed oil booms around the Pasha to contain any pollution released.
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