YM Witness incident at Evyap


Seaspan Ship Management reports the MV Witness made contact with the pier and port cranes during berthing operations this afternoon at the port of Evyap, Turkey.

The vessel was being assisted by harbour tugs when the allision occurred. The allision resulted in the collapse of three cranes.

The ship is currently secured at the dock and there are no reports of injuries at this time. Visual evidence/photographs indicate absence of fuel contaminants, though due to the presence of some solid waste (bottles, cans), the port’s contractor cleaning company will be engaged to address seawater pollution.

The cause of the incident is not known but will be investigated and Seaspan, as operator of the vessel, will work closely with the relevant authorities.

All appropriate emergency notifications have been made and response resources are being activated.

The Company will provide further information on this incident as it becomes available.

Media Contacts:
USA – Darrell Wilson 405-314-8536
Hong Kong – Nick Roe 85-290-811-087

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