Posted on September 14, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

A livestock carrier known to have transported anthrax infected animals on its last transit, was forced to stop unexpectedly at a port in Turkey, sparking fears that the infection would spread onshore.

Livestock carrier, Rahmeh was forced to stop at Cesme anchorage in Turkey, Aegean Sea yesterday, following a mechanical problem on board. 

Spare parts were delivered to the ship that was transiting from Istanbul to Gibraltar. 

Fear spread among local residents as they discovered the vessel had been carrying contaminated livestock from Brazil to Turkey on her previous voyage. 

Many of the animals on board the vessel were found to be carrying the anthrax infection. 

Rahmeh was held under quarantine in the Turkey for an extended period of time. 

As a result of the threat of contamination on shore, authorities have had to release an official statement assuring people that there's no bio danger. 

The ship and crew have undergone a health inspection. 

Livestock carrier RAHMEH, IMO 9262883, GT 11947, built 2002, flag Panama, manager HIJAZI & GHOSHEH CO, Jordan.

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