MSC ship suffers severe gash while berthing in Turkey

Ultra-large container ship MSC Tina (IMO 9762340) suffered a significant allision with a pier in Ambarli, Turkey on Saturday March 27th while the ship was manoeuvring to berth. The 398.5m long ship suffered a large gash along its port side. The pier at Ambarli Port was also reported to have suffered significant damage.

MSC Tina was moved to a port anchorage where it remained as of Monday afternoon.

Ambarli Port sits on the northern shores of the Sea of Marmara about 26 km southwest from Istanbul. It serves the greater Istanbul metropolitan area.

No injuries or pollution were reported. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

MSC Tina is deployed on MSC’s TC3 rotation, serving Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, Port Said, Piraeus, Izmit and Istanbul. Currently Marine Traffic does not indicate when the next leg of this journey is likely to start.

11 MSC/2M vessels have been rerouted to avoid the canal. Two others, MSC Stella, currently in the Red Sea, and the Seamax Darien, currently in the Mediterranean, have had their voyages cancelled. A further 19 MSC vessels are either near the canal or in it, waiting at anchor.

2017-built, Liberia-flagged, 194,038 gt MSC Tina is owned by Sea 45 Leasing Co Ltd care of manager MSC of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is MSC Srl of Piano di Sorrento NA, Italy. It is entered with West of England (European Claims Team) on behalf of Sea 45 Leasing Co Ltd.