Three freighters grounded by storm in Nemrut Bay, Turkey

Three unmanned general cargo vessels in lay-up were pushed aground in Nemrut Bay, Aliaga, Turkey, Adriatic sea, by a storm which battered the area at night Feb 1. All three vessel were anchored in Cakmakli area, Gofer B and Melek B having one watchman on board, Bodyer without anyone. Vessels dragged anchors and were pushed aground. Gofer B was pushed ashore, as can be seen on a photo, condition of Melek B and Bodyer unknown. No spill reported. All three vessels were in lay-up, according to AIS, since the end of 2012. Watchmen from Gofer B and Melek B were evacuated in the morning Feb 2. Salvage works will commence after the storm abates.

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