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SHIP NAME: Turgut Reis KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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Developed crack in hull during heavy weather Dec 15 1979 in 45 05 N 07 50 W Towed in abt Dec 16. Sold and broken up.


source HOOKE
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volume Y
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The Turkish motor tanker Turgut Reis was on a voyage from Le Havre to the Mediterranean, carrying 18,000 tons of diesel oil, when she sustained a major hull fracture in very heavy seas about 105 miles north of Corunna in lat 45.05N, long 07.50W on December 15, 1979. With oil seeping out and water entering in, the 37 crew requested immediate assistance but, due to the atrocious weather, none of the vessels that proceeded to the area could get close enough to transfer them until eight hours later when the weather abated slightly. The Turgut Reis was then towed to position off Algeciras, where she was anchored until being towed to Gibraltar on January 28, 1980. After being declared a constructive total loss, she was towed to Aliaga, near Izmir, in May 1980, to be scrapped.


source CTX
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volume 300M3
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An early Prestige except ship survived. We have no report of ER damage. Why was she towed? ETC claims spill was 1714 bbls of gas oil/fuel oil which seems low, unless damage was right on bottom.