Ship Name
MT Aktak
Event Date
July 27, 2008
Kastamonu / TURKEY
The Event That Took Place
Turkish flagged, 45.33 GRT Aktak tug boat sank at a depth of 10.5 m at a distance of about 80 m from the coast while trying to rescue the Antigua and Barbuda flagged cargo ship Balticon Hamburg, which ran aground at the exit of Inebolu Port. As a result of oil/fuel leakage from the engine room, it caused environmental pollution and posed a risk to the safe operation of the port due to the location of the wreck.
Working Dates
July Aug.28, 2008 – August 1, 2008
Related Organizations
- Antmarin Maritime Marketing Industry and Trade INC (Donatan)
- P&I Club - Assuranceforeningen Gard (Norway)
- T.C. Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs, Inebolu Port Authority
- Vitsan Agency and Consultancy INC.
Scope of the Studies
- During the underwater survey conducted by our divers, an oil/fuel leak was detected from the engine room, marine pollution was prevented by immediately laying a barrier, and the leaking places were also closed.
- with the help of 10 underwater lifting parachutes with a total lifting capacity of 5000 kg, the ship was floated and towed to the berth belonging to the Karavelioğlu Shipyard, 80 m away.
- At the pier, with the help of parachutes and water pumps, as well as a land crane, the tug was taken to the slipway and delivered.

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