Comoros MV Mavi Marmara
Further information: MV Mavi Marmara
The Mavi Marmara ("Blue Marmara") is a Comoros-flagged passenger ship, which was formerly owned and operated by Istanbul Fast Ferries Co. Inc., in the Sea of Marmara. It was purchased especially for the trip to Gaza by the İHH.
It left the Anatolian port of Antalya on 22 May 2010 to rendezvous with the flotilla heading to Gaza, along with the Gazze and Defne Y. It carried 581 activists, around 400 of whom were Turkish.
The Gazze ("Gaza") is a Turkish-flagged cargo vessel owned and operated by the Turkish Islamic charity IHH. Its cargo consisted of 2,104 tons of cement, 600 tons of construction steel, and 50 tons of tiles. It also carried 13 Turkish crew members and 5 activists. It left Antalya on 22 May to rendezvous with the flotilla, along with the Mavi Marmara and Defne Y.
Kiribati Defne Y
The Kiribati-flagged Defne Y ("Laurel Y") is a cargo ship owned and operated by the Turkish Islamic charity IHH. It carried a mixed cargo of goods including 150 tons of iron, 98 power units, 50 precast homes, 16 units of children's playground equipment and various items of specialist medical equipment. There were 23 crew and 7 activists on board. It left Antalya on 22 May to rendezvous with the flotilla, along with the Mavi Marmara and Gazze.
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