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MSC ship suffers severe gash while berthing in Turkey

The 19,224 teu MSC Tina suffered a nasty allision with a pier in Turkey on Saturday. The 398.5m long ship has a sizeable gash along its port side while the pier at Ambarli Port reported significant damage. The accident happened while the ship was manoeuvring to berth.

The MSC ship was moved to a port anchorage where it remains today.

The port of Ambarli is located on the northern shores of the Sea of Marmara about 26 km southwest from Istanbul, serving the greater Istanbul metropolitan area.

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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