Egyptian ship tips over in Turkey port while attempting to unload cargo
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Egyptian ship tips over in Turkey port while attempting to unload cargo

On Saturday, crew in the Turkish port of Iskenderun were witness to a disaster earlier this week after a cargo ship sank in the middle of unloading its payload. Sea Eagle, a cargo ship plying its trade route from Togo, docked in Iskenderum from Mersin, also in Turkey, on September 17.

On Saturday, crew in the Turkish port of Iskenderun were witness to a disaster earlier this week after a cargo ship sank in the middle of unloading its payload.
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Reddit, shows a port lift truck unloading containers from the Sea Eagle

As per the crew, all onboard systems were functioning normally till then. A video of the event, posted on Reddit, shows a port lift truck unloading containers from the Sea Eagle when the cargo ship keels over, sending people near the ship scurrying. The video of the incident on Reddit shows that a port lift truck was unloading the containers when the 3120 DWT cargo ship keeled over. The people standing near the ship immediately moved away after hearing a whistling sound.

the sea with divers sent to recover any other debris.

According to Turkey’s Transport Ministry, 24 containers from the Sea Eagle – that had gone overboard – were recovered from the sea with divers sent to recover any other debris.

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Crew members were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported

The Ministry added that an investigation into the incident has been launched. Reports from multiple news sites say all crew members were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported. Following the incident, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure said on Twitter that 24 containers were lost. Fortunately, all crew members were evacuated in the nick of time The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by port authorities in Turkey.

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