Sierra-Flag boxship in Bosphorus collision

Sierra Leone has relaunched recently a user friendly flag for ship owners. Kayan I, a 5,644 deadweight tonne (dwt) Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, carrying empty containers collided with the M/V Adriablue cargo ship during strong winds in the southern part of the Bosphorus. The Adriablue sustained damage to its accommodation section. Tugboats towed Kayan I to a secure location off Zeytinburnu, in the Marmara Sea south of Istanbul, where with the aid of support vessels it was held afloat but was steadily sinking lower in the water, having been holed in the stern. In the midday Jan 20 Turkish rescuers evacuated the 13 crew of Kayan 1 and intentionally grounded the vessel to avoid sinking Year Built: 1971 Length x Breadth: 86 m X 15 m DeadWeight: 5644 t Speed recorded (Max / Average): 7.4 / 6.4 knots Flag: Sierra Leone [SL] Call Sign: 9LD2096 IMO: 7106176, MMSI: 667317000

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