Ro-Ro Ship Kaptan Necdet Or. Her magnificent yard model built in a scale of 1:100 by G. Marlorny is part of our permanent display on modern maritime logistics, on deck 5 of the museum.
The Kaptan Necdet Or was a Ro/Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) cargo ship delivered in August 1977 by shipyard of the Elsflether Werft AG to the company Turkish Cargo Lines, Istanbul, that had her ordered for service in the Mediterranean. Like her sister unit Kaptan Sait Özege, the ship has a capacity of 2700 DWT and a volume of about 1599 GRT. She was 110 m long and 16,8 m wide. Her main duty was to transport trucks. She could transport up to 65 trailer units of the 40 foot type, which can transport two TEU containers. The trucks could access/leave the ship through both her ends. She had a stern ramp, which in the closed position formed the aft watertight end of the vessel, and a hydraulically operated bow visor and bow ramp that you can see in its open position in the model. A trailer lift with a safe work load (SWL) of 40 tons connected the upper and lower trailer decks in the midship area. The Kaptan Necdet Or pas powered by two Diesel engines with 3520 PS each and could reach a top speed of 17 knots. She sailed all her career under the Turkish flag having her name changed to Akport I in 2001 and later to Ufuk I in 2005. On August the 25th 2005, while she was sailing in the Black Sea south of Sotchi, a fire started aboard. It could not be controlled and she sank at the position 42.18N/39.42E on the next day. We sadly have no other information on the incident.
But we have her magnificent yard model built in a scale of 1:100 by G. Marlorny and is part of our permanent display on modern maritime logistics, on deck 6 of the museum.