Posted on January 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
A fire erupted on board the Turkish-flagged Ro-Ro cargo vessel, Qezban, while the ship was transiting through the Dardanelles, in the evening of January the 8th.
The vessel had departed the Greek port of Lavrio and was bound for Yalova, Turkey when the incident occurred.
The fire erupted at approximately 22:30 local time, while the ship was sailing in the vicinity of Suluca, in the Lapseki district of the Dardanelles.
The captain of the vessel sent a distress call to local authorities who then promptly sent out a number of tugs to assist with the firefighting efforts.
The fire, which originated in the ship’s engine room, was eventually put under control by the crew, using the ship’s onboard fire extinguishing system.
The 193-meter-long Turkish vessel was reported to have 242 trucks on board at the time of the incident.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic