Collision in Marmara sea
General cargo vessel Verlaine collided with general cargo vessel Maryam M, which was under tow of a tug WJT-3500 (IMO 7719686), at around 2140 UTC May 20 in Marmara sea in vicinity of 40 42N 027 36E (according to AIS tracking), sailing in the same eastern direction, probably when Verlaine was outrunning caravan. Scale and character of damages unknown, Verlaine proceeded to anchorage north of Saraylar, Marmara island, and anchored there. Tug with Maryam M were moving rather chaotically in different directions. At 1330 UTC May 21 caravan was moving in western direction at 1.5 knot speed, probably Maryam M is seriously damaged, Verlaine is in the same position at anchor.
Verlaine was en route from Egypt to Tuzla Turkey, Maryam M was under tow from Alger Algiers to Istanbul (Ambarli).
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