The 292 meter long, 177996 dwt bulk freighter Flash ran aground in the Mediterranean Sea near the Galite Islands, Tunisia. The freighter was en route to Taranto from Baltimore with 126,000 metric tonnes of coal when it struck bottom. The Flash suffered structural damage to multiple ballast tanks along with the engine room. No reports of injuries to the 23 crew on board and no pollution has been released. Salvagers plan to pump out the fuel and lighter some of the coal cargo before attempting to refloat the Flash. Malta authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.