On January 30, the 68 meter long, 3028 dwt cargo vessel Mustafa Kemal 1 ran aground near Ömeiş beach in Hatay, Turkey. The Mustafa Kemal 1 had been moored offshore waiting to load a cargo of iron. A strong storm in the area caused the vessel’s anchors to drag and the Mustafa Kemal 1 went ashore. The 10 crew on board were rescued by a nearby tugboat. No reports of injuries.
The storm prevented any attempts to refloat the Mustafa Kemal 1. Reports state authorities are waiting for improved conditions before a tug will refloat the Mustafa Kemal 1 and towed it to a nearby port. No reports of damage or pollution released.