In a tragic maritime accident early Saturday morning, three Syrian crew members are presumed dead after their 36-year-old ship, the Mohammed Z, sank following a collision. The incident occurred along the Ukrainian grain corridor near the Romanian border.

The Mohammed Z, a Tanzanian-flagged vessel built in 1988, collided with the slightly larger Turkish-owned Michel, a 5,444 dwt ship. The Michel sustained noticeable dents on its prow due to the impact.

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Romanian authorities responded swiftly, deploying significant search and rescue resources throughout the weekend. Of the remaining eight crew members aboard the Mohammed Z, one has been hospitalized.

This unfortunate event highlights the risks faced by maritime crews navigating busy shipping corridors. Our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this tragedy.

Editor: Kemal Can Kayar