Captain lost his life when dry cargo vessel BEATA caught fire off Sinop

The dry cargo vessel “BEATA”, 130 meters long, Panama Flag, caught fire on the way from Constanta to Trabzon, near Turkey’s Sinop province.

In the Fire that broke out on a dry cargo ship off the coast of Sinop, 3 seriously 16 injured crew members were transferred to Sinop Port.

According to the information received, a fire broke out on the dry cargo ship Beata, off the coast of Sinop, at around 21.00.


“On December 20, 2022, at around 20:30, information was received that a fire broke out on the Maltese flagged cargo ship BEATA (it is 130 meters long, 17 crew members are considered to be present) 3 miles off the sea in Sinop. Helicopter affiliated to Samsun Coast Guard Black Sea Regional Command, Sinop 72.

The fire was intervened together with the fishing vessels under the coordination of the th Coast Guard Boat Command and Sinop Port Authority.

It was learned that there were 17 crew on board, and 13 crew members, 1 seriously injured and 3 lightly injured, were rescued by the first responders. 

The captain of the ship is considered to have lost his life. The fire still continues in the cabins (living area) of the ship, and the rescue efforts for the remaining 3 crew are continuing.”


“As of 06:45, an intervention was started on the Beata ship for cooling with a tugboat equipped with extinguishing equipment.

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The ship, which was not crewed, drifted for about 15 miles and reached the Gerze offshore, and the details of the rescue plan will be clarified during the day with the ship’s authorities. Although there is no sign of fire outside the ship, the missing Search and rescue activity continues for a ship’s crew.

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