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Cargo ship entered into house in the Strait of Istanbul

Cargo freighter Majed & Randy crashed into a house after having a rudder failure while passing through the Strait of Istanbul

Cargo ship entered into house in the Strait of Istanbul

Cargo freighter Majed & Randy crashed into a house after having a rudder failure while passing through the Strait of Istanbul

Cargo ship entered into house in the Strait of Istanbul
21 July 2015 - 22:54

Cargo freighter Majed & Randy crashed into a house after having a rudder failure while passing through the Strait of Istanbul.
The accident took place yesterday, on the 21st of July, 2015 at 12:54 local time, around noon time.
The 106-meters long Sierra Leone flagged ship was bound for Beirut when entered into one of the historical mansions of Bosphorus at Asian side. The location is after the most critical turn in the Strait, which is called as Yenikoy turn, and is almost 90 degrees.
The ship was trying to pass the Strait without the help of a local pilot, despite the strong recommendation of Turkish authorities and International Maritime Organization.  It was not clear in fact whwther the ship really had a rudder failure or  was not able to take the turn with the right timing. 
There was no one injured nor the pollution occurred only by chance, witnesses  said. 
The bow of the ship and second floor of the house was damaged after the accident. The ship was anchored under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge after the incident. Turkish Authorities sent a pilot onboard and a tugboat in order to remove the vessel and to reopen the traffic. 
At about 15:00 LMT the ship was safely anchored at the Buyukdere area with the help of a pilot and a tugboat sent by the Turkish Coastal Safety Administration. 




The Ethem Pertev Mansion
Also known as "fancy Yale" of Ethem Bey Pertev Mansion was built by Pertev Ethem Bey in 1905 as the first tenants began to spend his summer in 1908 became the owner of this isolate and lean out from the tenancy. For many years living here and the Turkish pharmacy of an important name listed Ethem Pertev Bey, Kanlıca 'in the mansion, according to a source in 1932. Company-i from Auspicious captain Hound Bey, was sold to a lady named Muriel, according to a source. 
Mansion is composed of two parts. 
Harem section towards Kanlıca was built as a two-storey on a  boathouse. 
Harem part of the building, entered a hall with a staircase. Rooms on the sea side; There is the other side of the service components. On the first floor is available as sofa has four rooms, including two on the sea. From this floor, also, is a small staircase leading up between the roof. The greeting of the Lean is the other end of the garden. Some of the single-storey building with harem has the same architectural style. Building one of the Bosphorus, the harem and men are rare waterfront mansion now is a good adaptation of the traditional style of residential architecture. " Yale is composed of two parts. Harem section towards Kanlıca was built as a two-storey boathouse are on. Harem part of the building, entered a hall with a staircase. Rooms on the sea side; There is the other side of the service components. On the first floor is available as sofa has four rooms, including two on the sea. From this floor, also, is a small staircase leading up between the roof. The greeting of the Lean is the other end of the garden. Some of the single-storey building with harem has the same architectural style. Building one of the Bosphorus, the harem and men are rare waterfront mansion now is a good adaptation of the traditional style of residential architecture. "



Photos: Turkish Coastal Safety Administration

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