Cargo ship Kayan 1 in trouble near Istanbul, Turkey

The Kayan 1, a 5,600 tones cargo ship, registered in Sierra Leone has run aground in bad weather near Istanbul, Turkey.

Shipping around the Sea of Marmara and in the Bosporus is being adversely affected by the accident.

The Kayan 1 is also reported to have brushed against the vessels Slochterdiep and Adria Blu during the incident.

The crew are all reported to have been evacuated by the Turkish Coastguard.

Vessel Details

Name: Kayan 1

Type: Cargo

Built: 1971

Tonnage: 5,600

MMSI: 667317000

IMO: 7106176

Callsign: 9LD2096

Length and Breadth: 86m x 15m