Ship traffic resumes in Bosphorus Strait after ship anchor failure

Ship traffic in Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait was delayed at the weekend after a suspension due to an anchor failure on one ship. The anchor on the 18-year-old Hennesea Tankers aframax Peria (IMO 9322827) self-released due to bad weather around the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge area, during its passage through the strait. Tugs were sent to assist. Traffic was suspended for eight hours.

It rounded off a bad week for the ship and the company, which were sanctioned by the US a few days earlier for allegedly violating the western price cap scheme on seaborne Russian oil. Hennesea Holdings is the ultimate owner of 18 vessels, and the Peria was on the list provided last week by the US Treasury

The ship proceeded to the Kucukcekmece anchorage area under escort tugs.

2006-built, Liberia-flagged, 61,371 gt Peria is listed on Equasis as owned by HS Peria Ltd-Lib care of Hansa Shipping of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is listed as Maritas Fleet Pvt Ltd of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

As of January 22nd the vessel was at Yesilkoy Anchorage to the west of the south end of Istanbul.

The full list of the vessels named by the US Treasury are:

Aristo(IMO 9327413)
Hai ii(IMO 9259599)
Hs Arge(IMO 9299745)
HS Atlantica(IMO 9322839)
HS Buraq(IMO 9381732)
HS Esberg(IMO 9410894)
HS Everett(IMO 9410870)
HS Glory(IMO 9249087)
HS Legend(IMO 9381744)
HS Star(IMO 9274446)
LA Pride(IMO 9274616)
Mona(IMO 9314818)
Nellis(IMO 9322267)
Osperous(IMO 9412995)
Peria(IMO 9322827)
Sara ii(IMO 9301615)
Sensus(IMO 9296585)
Uze(IMO 9323338)

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy2028