Bulk carrier PAOLO TOPIC had to interrupt her voyage from Ashdod to Diliskelesi Turkey, in the evening Sep 19, west of Cyprus.
The ship was ordered by Turkish Maritime Authorities to “rescue” some 300 illegal migrants on board of a boat, as nearest ship to this, allegedly distressed, boat.
PAOLO TOPIC had to pick up migrants, and sail to Turkish waters, to dispose of her “passengers”. She reached Antalya anchorage in the evening Sep 20, was still at anchor as of 1520 UTC Sep 20, hopefully having already completed disembarkation.
Bulk Carrier PAOLO TOPIC is currently located at EMED – East Mediterranean at position 36° 34′ 13.8″ N, 030° 38′ 19.4″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-09-20 13:37 UTC (5 hours, 46 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Northwest direction at force 2 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port ANTALYA ANCH, TR after a voyage of 1 day, 18 hours originating from port ASHDOD, IL.
PAOLO TOPIC (IMO: 9726255) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2016 (6 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Marshall Is.
It’s carrying capacity is 59914 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 8.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 199.9 meters and her width is 32.25 meters.
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sources : Marine Traffic + Maritime Industries