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MSC container ship crashed into pier in Istanbul

Container ship MSC ALICANTE broke off her moorings and started to drift, her stern crashed into the pier, on Nov 29, at Ambarli port, Istanbul, in strong wind.

MSC container ship crashed into pier in Istanbul

As of 1230 UTC, the ship is understood to remain stuck in a pier, judging from her position. No information yet on damages.

Container Ship MSC ALICANTE is currently located at BSEA – Marmara Sea at position 40° 57′ 46.6″ N, 028° 40′ 32.9″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-11-29 14:00 UTC (3 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Southwest direction at force 6 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port AMBARLI, TR after a voyage of 21 hours, 57 minutes originating from port PIRAEUS, GR.
MSC ALICANTE (IMO: 9480174) is a Container Ship that was built in 2011 (10 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Liberia.
Its carrying capacity is 5550 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 10.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 270.33 meters and her width is 40.05 meters.

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