Turkish source says 30 dead and 20000T spill, usa gov says 29,
but this must be only one ship.
One source says northern entrance of Istanbul Strait.
But spill simulations study says near Rumelkavagi
which is maybe 20 miles from the Black Sea.
Nassia had 96,000 tons on-board, salvors claim most recovered.
One picture indicates Nassia was hit in port bow.
The damage extends from the bow aft thru most of 1P and 1C
and inboard to the starboard longitudinal bulkhead.
Some of this may have been caused by the fire.
LMIU says three tanks were ruptured.
Maybe they included the FP or maybe 2P or 1S
were also breached.
It appears that when the Shipbroker lost power
she turned to port.
Given the casualties,
and the fact that the Shipbroker, an empty bulk carrier,
was engulfed in flames all the way aft,
the wind was probably blowing from the Nassia
to the Shipbroker.
The Nassia had a beam 0f 39.99 m.
Her depth of penetration was at least 20 m,
probably more than 25.
One source says "caused by pilot error";
but this is contradicted by both Hooke and FSI summary.
ETC says 219900B and southern Black Sea entrance to Bosporus????
Rempec says 2000T spilled, which must be a typo.
This very important casualty is almost always listed
as an explosion or collision.
Never a machinery failure.
What is remarkable about this killer casualty and spill
in a high profile location
is that CTX can find no evidence of a real investigation.
Both ship were registered in Cyprus.
So it is not too surprising that there is apparently
no public flag state investigation.
But you would think there would be a Turkish investigation.
This casualty did result in a strong tightening
of the rules for the Bosporus passage.