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.