Passenger / vehicle RoRo Kevalay Queen (IMO 7205910) was in collision with cargo ship Captain Adam 1 (IMO 8914087) on February 2nd at the southern entrance of the Istanbul Strait at Sarayburnu Point. The Kevalay Queen was en route from Haydarpasa to Misurata, while the Captain Adam 1 was en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Sulina. A Coastal Safety tug, technical teams, and lifeboats attended. Both vessels were shifted to Yenikapi anchorage. Initial inspections made by the crew and attended by technical teams indicated hat there was above-the-waterline damage to both vessels. No injuries or pollution were reported. An investigation was launched by the Harbour Master, with departure permission for both vessels withdrawn until the completion of damage surveys and investigations. The vessels were subsequently towed to the Akhyrkapi pier.
1972-built, Libya-flagged, 13,004 gt Kevalay Queen is owned by Kevalay Company For Maritime of Misratah, Libya. It is managed by Nuova Naviservice Srl of Naples, Italy. As of February 2nd it was at Istanbul
1989-built, Tanzania-flagged, 5,053 gt Captain Adam 1 is owned and managed by North England Shipping Inc of Dubai, UAE. As of February 2nd the vessel was at Istanbul.
Repairs were still being carried out on tankship Torc (IMO 9544683) following an explosion in the steam boiler unit in the engine room on January 8th when the vessel was in the Tyrrhenian Sea (IMN January 12th). A crew member’s body was transferred from the vessel to the morgue, and initial legal investigations were conducted by attending surveyors. The vessel berthed at Genoa on January 12th. A class surveyor conducted an inspection of the boiler and related connections in the engine room. Permanent repairs were then begun.
2010-built, Malta-flagged, 8,391 gt Torc is owned by Torc Shipping Ltd care of manager Besiktas Likid Tasimacilik Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkiye. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (European syndicate) on behalf of Torc Shipping Ltd.