Freighter Catches Fire in Iskedrun Port

1978-built, 2937 dwt  general cargo vessel Retaj caught fire while docked in Turkey’s Mediterranean Port of Iskedrun, January 14, Haber Turk reports.

The fire reportedly spread across the entire Togo-flagged ship. Local firefighters are currently on scene and are trying to contain the fire.

Turkey’s Minister for Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lutfi Elvan told Haber Turk that four tugboats have been sent to the scene to help put out the fire.

All crewmembers aboard Retaj at the time of the accident were rescued, and there have been no injuries reported so far. The cause of the accident is still unknown.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

World Gas Series: Morocco Summit

Bringing together key players in the gas value chain in Morocco, the World Gas Series:

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

Shipping Transformation Asia will provide a platform for future-focused discussion in the shipping,…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >