Turkish freighter Tura detained in Mersin with forged papers, renamed and re-flagged
Strange accident reported by Deniz Haber, Turkey, on Sep 13 13 – according to the news, general cargo vessel Tura was detained in Mersin with forged papers on arrival from Russia with cargo of 2,860 tons of barley, bound for Libya. While in Russian waters, Moldova-flagged vessel was sailing under name of Tura, but she arrived at Mersin under the name of Moon and flag of Tanzania. On a photo Tura under previous name. Last AIS signals were recorded in July. Crew includes citizen of Azerbaijan and Georgia.