📩 14/02/2023 10:50
Orhangazi and Osmangazi ships, which IMM set out to serve in and around Hatay, which experienced the earthquake disaster, arrived at Iskenderun Port. While the Osmangazi ship took the earthquake victims who wanted to be evacuated and left the port, the Orhangazi ship began to host its first guests. Gülsüm and Göktuğ babies, 35 days old, were the first guests of the ship, in which services such as shelter, health, rehabilitation and nursery were provided. IMM President, who conveyed his wishes to the parents of the twins Ekrem İmamoğlu, to the young couple, “You are in good hands here. Together we will heal them. May the roads be open. They are a great hope for us. Keep your spirits high for him. We will stand up together. May Allah forgive him”. İmamoğlu told his colleagues, “This is a very special place. Good luck to you really. We need to keep this special situation alive for our people with special needs. You will coordinate this,” he thanked.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğluvisited the Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate (AFAD) building in Hatay, which experienced the earthquake disaster. Meeting with the Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca at the AFAD building in Antakya, which was damaged in the earthquake, İmamoğlu conveyed the problems and demands from the suffering citizens. Transferring from Antakya to Kırıkhan, İmamoğlu conveyed his condolences to Mayor Ayhan Yavuz and the earthquake victims in the logistics center and shelter area created for the earthquake and wished them well soon. İmamoğlu, who passed from Kırıkhan to İskenderun, made inspections at the İBB Logistics Center, which was established on an area dominating the district, allocated by a helpful business owner. İmamoğlu, who received information about the center and the works from İBB Deputy Secretary Generals Gürkan Alpay and Murat Yazıcı, also visited the tent city established by Beylikdüzü Municipality in İskenderun, which houses many services from the library to the children's playground.
ORHANGAZİ AND OSMANGAZİ REACHED HATAY
After receiving information about the services provided by Beylikdüzü Mayor Mehmet Murat Çalık and listening to the problems of earthquake victims, İmamoğlu's last stop in the district was İskenderun Port. Following the two major earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, IMM had set out the Osmangazi and Orhangazi ships, each with a capacity of 1.200 passengers, from Istanbul the previous day, to support the disaster victims and heal the wounds. Imamoglu; He visited the Orhangazi ship, which was designed to provide shelter, health, rehabilitation and daycare services, at Iskenderun Port, where it anchored. City Lines General Manager Sinem Dedetaş, who gave information to İmamoğlu about both ships, said that they were planning the ships transferred to İBB by İDO as a living space for Hatay, remaining idle.
PREPARED IN 250 HOURS WITH A TEAM OF 24 PEOPLE
Stating that the Orhangazi ferry is planned for the living space and Osmangazi is planned for transfer, Dedetaş said, “We will especially carry out health, rehabilitation and nursery services with our professional staff. Our citizens living outside in Samandağ and Antakya will be hosted on our ship. As long as they want to stay, their life inside the Orhangazi ship will continue. If they want to be transferred, we will make port plans with the Osmangazi ship. We prepared the ships in 250 hours with a team of 24 people. A total of 109 people will serve with cleaning, security, kitchen, health services and the ship's own personnel. According to the information given by Dedetaş; Orhangazi will be able to serve 3 meals a day for 200 people on board. On board; kitchen, showers and toilets, infirmary and psychological counseling rooms, a tanker of fuel. Playgrounds were also created for the children affected by the earthquake disaster in the ship. A total of 109 personnel, including the crew, health personnel, psychologist, driver, kitchen personnel, security personnel and kindergarten teacher, will support the disaster victims.
“OSMANGAZI STARTED EVOLVEMENTS”
With the personnel who will tour the ship, sohbet İmamoğlu, who shared the pain of the earthquake victims who were hosted and hosted on the ship, said in his live broadcast on his social media accounts, "It has been a very beneficial and valuable job. We will host and host our people on this ferry. We will give them the opportunity to eat and drink from their health to their clothing, outfits, hygiene. This will be very nice. We will transport people with our other ferry. The first work has been done. Continuing to the Aegean and Istanbul. It's been a good job. I would like to thank all my colleagues and executive friends who contributed from the idea to coming here.”
“YOU ARE IN SAFE HANDS HERE”
Speaking to the couple, who had the opportunity to take shelter on the İBB ship with their 35-day-old twin babies, Gülsüm and Göktuğ, İmamoğlu said to the earthquake victims, “You are in safe hands here. Together we will heal them. May the roads be open. They are a great hope for us. Keep your spirits high for him. We will all rise together. May Allah forgive him”. İmamoğlu told his colleagues, “This is a very special place. Good luck to you really. We need to keep this special situation alive for our people with special needs. You will coordinate this," he thanked.