Zihni Shipping Agency

Most Difficult Cases Successfully Handled

Our collective experience covers every kind of incident from collisions to injuries on board. Here are some examples:


1979: Agents for M/T Evriali when she collided with Romanian crude carrier Independenta in Bosphorus (43 crew members died and the wreck burned for weeks, 64 thousand tonnes of oil spilled and the Istanbul strait remained closed for weeks.)


1994: Agents for M/T Nassia when she collided with M/V Shipbroker in Bosphorus (26 crew members lost their lives, the wreck burned for days, oil spill polluted the shores and beaches and Istanbul Strait stayed closed to all traffic for a week.)


1999: Agents for M/T Crude Dio (Greenpeace activists boarded the vessel and both Turkish and International media was managed by Zihni in an exemplary way)


2002: Agents for M/T Cerigo (Head injury to cadet, pick up with military helicopter under very dangerous weather conditions: Winds up to 85 km/hour and waves up to 3 meters. Injured cadet was saved after a 6-hour brain operation.)


2003: Agents for M/T Ravan River when she collided with a passenger ferry in Bosphorus (Vessel might have been held for days, we managed to release her in 24 hours, thanks to our in-house lawyer and good relations with the authorities)


2004: Agents for M/V Marilia (Vessel ran aground at the southern exit of Bosphorus, Zihni managed and arranged the salvage operation, saving the owner hundreds of thousands of dollars)