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

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