Livestock carrier sparked anthrax fears, Turkey

Livestock carrier RAHMEH had to shelter at Cesme anchorage, Turkey, Aegean sea, on Sep 13, to fix mechanical problem, which requires spare parts to be delivered on board. The ship is ballasting from Istanbul to Gibraltar. There were fears among local residents, because during her previous voyage with livestock from Brazil to Turkey, some animals were found to be infected with anthrax, RAHMEH was under quarantine in Turkish waters for quite some time. Authorities had to issue official statement, assuring people that there’s no bio danger, and that the ship and the crew will undergo health inspection.

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