The 1971-built dry cargo ship,  "BATUHAN A," has sunk in the Sea of Marmara, southwest of İmralı Island. The vessel, reportedly carrying a crew of six Turkish citizens, is currently the focus of intensive rescue efforts.

Minister of Internal Affairs Ali Yerlikaya stated: “Search and rescue activities started for the ship Batuhan A, which sank off the coast of Bursa Karacabey in the Marmara Sea this morning. @sahilguvko is accompanied by airplanes.”

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As far as we learned, the shipowner was also on the ship. He might have signed up as a master sailor in order to board the ship.  Additionally, Captain Mehmet was also on the ship.

All Crew’s identities have been already revealed:

Mehmet A. (22), Doğuşcan Y., Hasan Mehmet U. (69), Murat Ç., Zeynep K. and Murat A. on the ship.

The last image of the sinking ship has also been released. Images of the dry cargo ship Batuhan A greeting another ship while underway were shared.