The 187 meter long, 52980 dwt bulk carrier Star Harmony ran aground in the Bosphorus off Yeniköy, Turkey. The Star Harmony had departed from Odessa and was headed to El Dikheila with a cargo of 47,500 tons of corn when it suffered engine failure and ran aground just off the western shoreline. Authorities dispatched multiple tugs and patrol boats to the scene. Divers will inspect the hull for damage and tugs will begin salvage operations on the next high tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 158 meter long bulk carrier Tolunay collided with the Turkish Coast Guard boat SG-25 in the Bosphorus, Turkey. The Tolunay was headed to Odessa from Casablanca when it struck the SG-25 causing it to capsize. Six of the seven crew members of the SG-25 were later rescued, but one man remained missing. Three of the rescued sustained injuries and were taken to hospital. The Tolunay proceeded to the anchorage off Buyukdere while authorities conduct an investigation.
The 177 meter long, 33476 dwt bulk carrier El Condor Pas ran aground on the Bosphorus near Istanbul, Turkey. The vessel was loaded with 29000 tons of iron ore had ignored authorities warnings when it made a navigation error by making an early turn and grounding into shallow water. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was dispatched and was able to refloat the vessel a few days later.