The 87 meter long, 3100 dwt freighter Kaptan Selim went aground in the Dardanelles. The Kaptan Selim, loaded with 3050 metric tons of cement board, requested assistance from the Dardanelles Vessel Traffic Services Center. They dispatched rescue boats from the Turkish Coast Guard and a fast rescue tug to the scene. Salvage tugs arrived later and were able to refloat the Kaptan Selim later the same day. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Kaptan Selim was en route to Canakkale from Novorossiysk.