The 2900 dwt freighter Eems Transporter went ashore near the Port of Diafani Karpathos, Karpathos Island, Greece. The Eems Transporter was loaded with a cargo of 2563 metric tons of steel from Turkey bound for France. No pollution has been observed, but the local port authority has placed personnel available to contain any pollution releases if necessary . The Coast Guard reports that all 6 crew are in good shape. No reports on plans to refloat the vessel.