The 74 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Aydın Kaptan 2 ran aground in the Dardanelles off Çardak, Turkey. The Aydın Kaptan 2 had left the dock with 30 passengers and 10 vehicles bound for Gallipoli. The ferry only traveled some 10 meters from the pier when it stranded on a sandbar. Local authorities dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and found the ferry undamaged. Four passengers were evacuated and taken back to port. The rest of the passengers remained on board until the Aydın Kaptan 2. The tug, Arab Kamil, pulled the Aydın Kaptan 2 off the sandbar several hours later. Both vessels proceeded back to Çardak. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 109 meter long cargo vessel Norwind became disabled on the Dardanelles near Kumkale, Turkey. The Norwind was en route to Amsterdam from Tekirdag when it suffered engine failure. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a tug. The tug arrived on scene and towed the Norwind to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On November 19, the cargo vessel Antakya ran aground in the Dardanelles off Nara, Turkey. The Antakya was headed to Yalova from Marmara Ereglisi with 2500 tons of cement when it suffered rudder failure. Unable to steer, the Antakya ran aground. Two tugs were dispatched and the Antakya was pulled freed a short time later. The Antakya was towed to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.