MUSTAFA KAN didn’t sink, capsized vessel taken on tow

General cargo vessel MUSTAFA KAN didn’t sink on Sep 23, and remained afloat, bottom up. Turkish company, owner of the vessel, contracted Greek salvage company, a Greek tug took the wreck on tow and is towing it, reportedly, to Cyprus. The cargo, ammonium phosphate, is considered to be environmentally safe, but there are fuel and oil on board, which may leak. On a photo MUSTAFA KAN towage.

First news:
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.

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