General cargo ship SEA EAGLE loaded with containers lost stability during offloading operation at Iskenderun Port, Turkey, either at night Sep 17, or early in the morning Sep 18.
The ship, according to photos and video, rested starboard on pier, then listed and capsized portside, resting on bottom stern and portside, partially above waterline.
Many containers went overboard. No info yet on number of lost containers and their recovery; oil leak. Wreck is surrounded by booms, understood salvage, cleansing operation, containers recovery are under way. SEA EAGLE arrived at Iskenderun in the afternoon Sep 17 from Mersin, Turkey.
General Cargo SEA EAGLE is currently located at EMED – East Mediterranean at position 36° 35′ 41.7″ N, 036° 11′ 22.7″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-09-17 22:17 UTC (17 hours, 7 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from West direction at force 1 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port ISKENDERUN, TR after a voyage of 19 hours, 14 minutes originating from port MERSIN, TR.
SEA EAGLE (IMO: 8410380) is a General Cargo that was built in 1984 (38 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Togo.
It’s carrying capacity is 4281 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 4.9 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 88.6 meters and her width is 15.7 meters.
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Sources: Marine traffic + Maritime Security