The 60 meter long, 3784 dwt freighter Erhan Araz went aground in the Bosphorus Strait near Beykoz, Turkey. The Erhan Araz was going upstream from Diliskelesi to Novorossiysk with 3400 tons of steel when it suffered a steering malfunction. The freighter’s rudder had failed and vessel ran ashore into a marina. Several local fishing boats were damaged or sank. No reports of injuries. Tugs were dispatched to refloat the Erhan Araz. No reports of pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.