General cargo vessel MUSTAFA KAN sank off Syracuse, Sicily
General cargo vessel MUSTAFA KAN issued distress signal at 0310 Rome time Sep 23, reporting water ingress and sinking. 16 crew went into life boat and were rescued by Italian Coast Guard. Vessel loaded with fertilizer ammonium phosphate was en route from Dakar Senegal to Sibenik, Croatia. MUSTAFA KAN sank in position 36 54N 015 48E, 25nm southeast of Syracuse, Sicily. On a photo sinking MUSTAFA KAN.