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Tanker beached by storm

A Tanzanian tanker, which was anchored since December 2, 2018, was beached by the storm at the coast of Gazimağusa on Thursday morning.

Tanker beached by storm

The crew of the Salim N1, which was beached at the Gülseren Gazinosu area were reported safe and were evacuated. The vessel was dragged between 500 metres and 800 metres by the currents, however, there are no reported signs of damages to the vessel or leaks.
Work to move it will not start until Sunday or Monday, as heavy rain and strong winds are expected to continue until Saturday.
The Cyprus Turkish Coastal Safety and General Rescue Ltd. Manager Yusuf Burak said his team will start the rescue operation upon the request by the owner of the vessel or by instruction of the Ports Department, once weather conditions permit.


Source: TAK
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