The 190 meter long, 56559 dwt bulk carrier Star Centaurus (listed as D. Centaurus) ran aground in Limenes Bay off Crete. The Star Centaurus was en route to Suez from Morocco with 57,000 tons of fertilizer on board. The bulk carrier struck bottom in the bay and was unable to free itself. Tugs were dispatched to the scene while authorities placed booms around the vessel to capture any pollution released. The tugs were able to pull the Star Centaurus free and tow it to a nearby anchorage.
Authorities have detained the vessel while they conduct an investigation. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 76 meter long, 1405 dwt livestock carrier Nabolsi 1 caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Lerapetra, Crete. The Nabolsi 1 was en route to Alexandria from Beirut when a fire broke out. Reports state a Greek Coast Guard vessel with two NATO vessels arrived on scene and help extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries or pollution release. Extent of damage on board the livestock carrier had not been reported.
The 10,640 dwt cement carrier Queen Arrow II ran aground off Crete. The vessel was later freed with the assistance of a tug and continued to Iraklion. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.