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Clavigo and Dede

Clavigo and Dede

Dede
Photo: yenisafak.com

On February 27, the 72 meter long cargo vessel Dede and the 88 meter long, 3735 dwt cargo vessel Clavigo ran aground in the Sea of Marmara off Tuzla, Turkey. The Clavigo had been at anchor when a storm with strong winds struck the area.  The Clavigo‘s anchor to drag and the cargo vessel drifted towards shore when it struck the anchored Dede breaking its mooring.  Both vessel drifted until they crashed against a breakwater near Tuzla.

The Dede, severely damaged by the allision, partially capsized on its starboard side suffering water ingress in the cargo holds. Its hull has multiple large gashes. The Clavigo sustained some hull damage with it a list on its starboard side. Both crews were safely rescued. No reports of injuries the 13 person on board.

Clavigo
Photo: yenisafak.com

Authorities state some pollution has been released by both vessels. Reports state fuel tanks have been ruptured when the cargo vessels ran aground.  The Dede may not be salvaged, but scrapped on site whereas the Clavigo will be recovered.

Guneyin

Guneyin

Guneyin
Photo: kiyiemniyeti.gov.tr

On December 31, the 55 meter long, 882 dwt cargo vessel Guneyin ran aground in the Marmara Sea near Tuzla, Turkey. The Guneyin had been at anchor when rough weather struck the area. Strong winds caused the cargo ship’s anchor to drag and the vessel drifted ashore. Tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the Guneyin and towed the cargo vessel back to its anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Yakup Aga

Yakup Aga

Yakup Aga
Photo: kiyiemniyeti.gov.tr

On December 31, the 55 meter long, 882 dwt cargo vessel Yakup Aga ran aground in the Marmara Sea near Tuzla, Turkey. As with the Guneyin, the Yakup Aga had been at anchor when rough weather struck the area. Strong winds caused the cargo ship’s anchor to drag and the vessel drifted ashore. Tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the Yakup Aga and towed the cargo vessel to Kartal. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.