The Mavi Marmara, the Turkish rescue ship which was raided by Israeli military forces during the 2010 flotilla intended to breach the humanitarian blockade of Gaza, has been put up for auction starting at a price of $346,200 due to financial difficulties.
The ship, which has since changed its name to the Anatolian, was put up for auction due to a lien on the boat. The insurance value of the ship is $2 million and it will cost $320,222 to bring the ship from Mogadishu Port in Somalia back to Turkey.
The navigation and communication equipment, as well as other safety equipment, were still in active condition, but there are traces of an attack on the ship.
While Israel commandeered and stopped most of the ships without incident, Israel Navy commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara, leading to the injury of some commandos and the eventual deaths of 10 IHH activists.
Turkey and many others in the international community accused Israel of war crimes, but the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed all attempts to have the case tried at the Hague.
Jerusalem Post / ABC Flash Point News 2021.