The 189 meter long, 53565 dwt bulk carrier Marine Stars ran aground in the Dardanelles near Çanakkale and Kilitbahir, Turkey. The Marine Stars had dropped anchor after suffered engine failure in the narrow section of the Strait. However, the anchor dragged and the vessel drifted aground. No reports of injuries. A tug was dispatched to the scene to help refloat the Marine Stars. No reports of damage or pollution released.
The 81 meter long, 3054 dwt freighter Boca caught fire while off Canakkale, Turkey. The 14 crew on board were evacuated while firefighters were able to bring the fire under control a few hours later. No reports of injuries. The Boca was en route to Psacla from Varna with 2798 tons of wheat. No further details reported.