Turkish freighter troubled in Greek waters, status unclear

General cargo ship MEHMET BEY encountered mechanical problems and had to enter southern Samos island waters, Greece, Aegean sea, on Aug 2. The ship understood to be anchored, in the morning Aug 3 she started moving, in restricted maneuverability status, as of 1500 UTC Aug 3 was near anchorage site, looking to be not under control. The ship is en route from Amaliapolis mainland Greece to Iskenderun Turkey.
General cargo ship MEHMET BEY, IMO 9045601, dwt 8749, built 2000, flag Malta, manager UNIMARIN DENIZCILIK Istanbul (EQUASIS).

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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.