Turkish tanker breached, disabled by mine blast, Danube Delta

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Maritime Security by Mikhail Voytenko

Product tanker ALI NAJAFOV is reported to hit a mine while approaching Bystre Pass, Danube Delta, at around 0830 LT Oct 15. The ship suffered starboard hull breach and engine damages, she has to wait for tugs to be towed to Danube. Upstream towage commence early in the morning Oct 16, 2 tugs assigned, she’s to be towed to Kiliya, Izmail Region, Ukraine. As of 1610 LT Oct 16, caravan was sailing upstream, halfway between Vilkovo and Kiliya. Tanker arrived from Batumi Georgia.