Cement Beaches in Croatia
Three laid-up cement carriers broke their moorings and blown ashore during a bora at Split, Croatia. The 94 meter long, 1375 dwt Vranjic, 1508 dwt Orebic and 66 meter long, 1392 dwt KRKA had been laid-up when heavy seas caused by strong wind gusts caused the vessels to break their moorings. The KRKA and Orebic washed ashore on Marian beach while the Vranjic ended up at Slatina. No reports of injuries as all three vessels were unmanned. Reports state that the bora recorded gusts reaching 216 km / h.