Rough Seas Break Freighter In Half

Half the crew was lost.

According to the Maritime Executive, the MV Arvin, a 46-year-old Turkish freighter en route from the country of Georgia to Bulgaria, sought shelter from a powerful storm at the Bartin, Turkey, anchorage on Jan. 15.

As bad weather continued on Jan. 17, heavy waves snapped the Arvin’s hull in half, causing the ship to sink.

You can see video of the accident here, via the Turkish Ministry of Transport:

Of the 12 crew members — two Russian nationals and 10 Ukrainians — half were recovered alive by the Turkish Coast Guard, while, tragically, the other half were either recovered deceased or are still missing.

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1 Response to Rough Seas Break Freighter In Half

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    46 years old. I guess the manufacturer’s warranty had expired.

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