The "Maersk Batam" was detained on May 11 after cocaine was found hidden in a container loaded with bananas. On May 14 she moved from Izmit port to Istanbul’s Ambarli container terminal. On May 17 the vessel left Ambarli and dropped anchor off Marmara at 7 p.m. Among the 25 crew members were Filipino, Indian, Thai, Russian and Ukrainian nationalities. Some of the crew, including the Ukrainian Master and the Russian Chief Engineer, were arrested. After several days spent under arrest, the Chief Engineer was released, no news regarding the others.