A photo and a video, showing a Turkish ship, carrying an anti-air gun, which ran aground near the Greece’s Kos Island, have been published online.
The Turkish Alcatras ship, which has characteristics of a fishing vessel, but apparently has no installed fishing gear, experienced a failure and ran aground near the Greece’s Kos Island, the Defense Watch news portal reported on Thursday. According to a captain of the ship, it was sailing from Istanbul to Antalya.
A photo and a video, showing the ran aground ship, were published online. We can see a covered anti-air gun, placed on the deck of the Alcatras, which has a distinct shape of the Aselsan’s Korkut AA gun.
The Korkut includes one command and control vehicle with a 3D search radar (marked with a white square on the photo) and three gun vehicles, each of which is equipped with the Oerlikon GDF-002 35-mm air defense gun and a fire control radar. The Oerlikon GDF-002 twin guns are produced under a license of MKEK.
According to the Greek OnAlert informational website, the cargo of the Alcatras ship was reloaded aboard another vessel.