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SHIP NAME: Gulser Ana KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source UNK South African
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The Turkish bulker GULSER ANA (23,602-gt, built 1985), which was no stranger to South African ports having called here many times, sank off the coast of Madagascar near Faux Cap on 26 August while carrying a cargo of 40,000 tonnes of rock phosphate. The ship experienced main engine failure before running aground on a reef opposite a marine reserve. Following our initial report on 8 September (Click Here) we received a detailed account of the casualty and the measures taken to avoid contamination of the surrounding sea and beaches, unfortunately all in Turkish but including the picture above showing the sad ending for the ship. Picture courtesy of Esin Kuzuloglu


source Intercargo
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The vessel loaded with phosphate grounded off the coast of Madagascar and subsequently broke in two.


source CTX
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Broke in two after drifting aground at the southern tip of Madagascar. Cause was 'main engine failure'. Crew 23, class NO, Turkish flag. Loaded Kpeme, Togo for India. Ship had 383 tons of bunkers on board, and a bunker tank was holed.