The bulker 74,200-dwt Vitaspirit (built 2001, Length / Beam 225 / 32 m, Malta flag) hit the Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion, an 18th century wedding venue and restaurant. Reason suspected to be steering failure, but what happened to anchors? Anchor can be seen lowered during the collision but seems action was not taken on time.
In last few days several incidents reported where large vessels lost control and caused collision. On 19th March Hapang-Lloyd’s ship Tolten and Hamburg Bay collided in Karachi port.
March 24th, at Callao, Chile, Laura Maersk collided with MSC Shuba B. In both occasions vessel were berthing in port, pilot were onboard and the victim vessel was moored alongside.
Days are not far when such things can happen in air traffic due to increased load in air corridors. Altitude band allocation by ATC may reduce separating two aircrafts.
Location of collision.
View from inside the hotel
View from other side of sea