Wednesday, December 5, 2012

photoTCG Gokceada at Anchor
The Turkish frigate 'TCG Gökçeada' on fire
Incident during exercises in Aegean Sea

In tragedy evolves exercise of the Turkish Navy in the southern Aegean Sea, off the Aksaz Naval Base as one of the frigates that participated in antisubmarine exercises and maritime ban under scenario occupancy island, TCG Gökçeada (F 494), Class O.H . Perry, (pictured) was set on fire, has burned several members of the crew and was nearly blown up in the air (!), as the fire was very close to the storage of ammunition.

As stated absolutely authoritative sources yen, this time the frigate towed back to Aksaz means that it has lost the capacity for autonomous navigation.

The information from these stations signals interception of ED in the southern Aegean, show that there are many seriously injured by the crew and possibly dead. The panic prevailing in toukrika naval command divisions recorded as "unprecedented" that indicates the severity of the accident.

It seems that the TCG Gökçeada (F 494), not very lucky or that ship captains and crew are "to rubble" Okrovrio In 2010 the same ship involved in anti-piracy missions in the Indian Ocean, was stranded in port of Mombasa and still there would have been if they had not rushed for mrymoulka to loosen after long efforts.

The ship is the former USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27), the 190 class built in the U.S. and served in the Turkish Navy on April 5, 1999.

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