The Ship That Sank In Marmara Was Dived 41 Times

The search for the missing 4 crew members of the cargo ship "Batuhan A", which sank in the Marmara Sea off the coast of Karacabey district of Bursa, southwest of İmralı Island, continues on its 14th day. While 592 personnel, including 21 divers, took part in the search, 41 dives were made to the wreckage of the ship.

The search for the crew of the ship that sank in the Marmara Sea continues.

After the bodies of two crew members were found in the wreckage of the ship, 592 personnel, including 21 divers, are working in the search for Murat Altıntaş, Hasan Mehmet Uyanık, Murat Çalışkan and Ahmet Atav.

Under the coordination of Bursa and Balıkesir governorships, 84 vehicles, airplanes, helicopters, 6 ships, 2 boats, 14 boats, 8 unmanned aerial vehicles and drones, 3 tugboats are being used in offshore and coastal searches.

Dives to the wreckage of the ship are made from the Nene Hatun Ship of the Directorate General of Coastal Safety. So far, 41 dives have been carried out, 5 from the Nene Hatun and 36 from the TCG Akın of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

The 69-meter-long cargo ship “Batuhan A”, which departed from Balıkesir’s Marmara Island at 20.30 on February 14 for Roda Port in Bursa’s Gemlik district with a crew of 6 and a cargo of 1250 tons of marble powder, sank off the coast of Karacabey district at 06.20 on February 15 due to bad weather and sea conditions.

Captain Murat Altıntaş, first mate Hasan Mehmet Uyanık (69), engineer Murat Çalışkan (33), oiler Hüseyin Tutuk, cook Zeynep Kılınç (33) and trainee Ahmet Atav (22) were missing on board the cargo ship, which had settled on the seabed at a depth of 51 meters 4 miles off the coast.

The body of crew member Zeynep Kılınç was recovered from the wreckage by divers on February 17 and the body of Hüseyin Tutuk, who had sent a video to his wife before the ship sank, was recovered by divers on February 20.

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