On July 18, the 183 meter long tanker Kriti Sea ran aground on the Çanakkale Strait off Cape Nara, Turkey. The tanker was en route in ballast to Batumi when it suffered a technical fault. Authorities contacted the Kriti Sea about the situation. The captain of the tanker stated he did not need assistance, but authorities did dispatched tugboats to the scene. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Kriti Sea was reported to be at anchor.
The 152 meter long, 10600 dwt container ship Heinrich Schepers ran aground on the Kiel Canal near the bridge at Grünental, Germany. While en route to Kotka from Hamburg, the boxship suffered engine damage. The crew attempted an emergency anchorage, but the vessel ran up on the northern embankment and became stuck. No reports of injuries. Traffic on the Kiel Canal around the Heinrich Schepers was halted as the boxship blocked the fairway.