MSC boxship suffers fuel tank gash

The fuel tank of a 4,360 teu MSC boxship was badly ruptured yesterday morning as the vessel manouvered and hit a berth at a terminal belonging to Yilport in Turkey.

Oil dispersants were used and a boom was put around the ship and the oil spill was contained.

The 22-year-old vessel, the MSC Katyayni, will now likely stay in Turkey for repairs.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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