Cargo ship engulfed in flames, Istanbul VIDEO

Fire erupted on board of cargo ship anchored at Pendik, Istanbul area, Marmara sea, early in the morning Jan 4. Fire according to available video and photos, is a major one, with superstructure engulfed in flames. 15 crew were evacuated. As of 0600 UTC fire understood to be still on, firefighting still continuing. The ship wasn’t identified, but according to all available data, including video, it’s a general cargo ship MARK.
General cargo ship MARK, IMO 7721952, dwt 4195, built 1981, flag Togo, manager ?

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.