Fire on board Gallipoli Seaways

Update: *Fire suppressed and cooling started*

On 11 February, our freight ferry Gallipoli Seaways, sailing from the Pendik Port of Istanbul to the Trieste Port of Italy, was passing from the exit of Dardanelles Strait when a fire broke out in one of the vehicles on the main deck of the ship for reasons currently unknown.

The crew intervened immediately and the fire was taken under control. Rescuers and support vessels were informed and are currently escorting the vessel.

There were no injuries or casualties caused by the fire. In addition, there are no environmental leaks from the vessel and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the authorities.

On 12 February, some fires through out the morning have appeared in different units, however, it is under control and the fire fighter teams are continuing to extinguish with foam to spotted areas.

We are following the developments and fully cooperating with the authorities.

February 11, 2021