Customer Advisory – Statement regarding YM Witness incident at Evyap port in Turkiye

Dear Valued Customers,


Yang Ming was notified by the shipowner that the chartered vessel “YM Witness” made contact with the pier and gantry cranes during berthing operation on 16 March 2024 at the port of Evyap, Turkiye.


Whereas navigational behavior and seamanship are under the supervision and management of the shipowner, administrative enquires and a full investigation into this incident are currently conducted in conjunction between shipowner and the relevant maritime authorities. According to the shipowner, there are no casualties following the incident, and no marine pollution has materialized for the time being.


Subject vessel is deployed on Far East to/from Mediterranean service route, MD3 service. More information regarding vessel schedule adjustment, cargo transshipment and other following arrangements will be provided as soon as relevant information becomes available.


We appreciate your understanding under the circumstances. Should you have any question, please feel free to contact your local Yang Ming representatives.






Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.