Cargo ship fire, Istanbul

General cargo ship suffered fire on board in the evening Apr 18, at one of Istanbul anchorages. Fire was said to be extinguished by crew, details unknown, extent of damages unknown. The ship arrived at Istanbul on Apr 17.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.