The 86 meter long, 5644 dwt freighter Kayan 1 went aground in the Marmara Sea to avoid sinking after an allision. The Kayan 1 allided with the 98 meter long, 4750 dwt freighter Slochterdiep and the 94 meter long, 3844 dwt freighter Adria Blu off Instanbul. The Slochterdiep and Adria Blu suffered minor damage, but the Kayan 1’s hull was holed near the engine room. The Kayan 1 suffered water ingress and developed a severe list to starboard. Authorities dispatched a salvage tug to assist. The tug took the Kayan 1 under tow to the shallows where the freighter went aground. The crew of 13 were evacuated. A salvage team was able to patch the hole and pumped out the water. The crew returned to the vessel the next day. Reports state the vessel was taken to Istanbul. No reports of injuries.