An Egyptian cargo vessel capsized in Turkey, sending a number of containers into the sea. A video circulating on social media shows the moment the vessel named Sea Eagle turning to the side and sinking.

It was docked at Turkey's Iskenderum port and the process of unloading the boxes was going in when the incident took place

The incident took place on Saturday, the outlet said, adding that the vessel was built in 1984.

The video of the incident on Reddit shows that a port lift truck was unloading the containers when the 3120 DWT cargo ship keeled over. The people standing near the ship immediately moved away after hearing a whistling sound.

According to Turkey's Transport Ministry, 24 containers from the Sea Eagle - that had gone overboard - were recovered from the sea with divers sent to recover any other debris.

The Ministry added that an investigation into the incident has been launched.Reports from multiple news sites say all crew members were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by port authorities in Turkey. Meanwhile, the operation to offload the ship's fuel and retrieve the container is currently going on.

The ship had reached Iskenderum from Mersin, also in Turkey, on September 17. As per the crew, all onboard systems were functioning normally till then.