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 87 meter long, 726 dwt ro-ro passenger ship Proteus ran aground off Skiathos, Greece. The Proteus had departed from Skiathos with 53 passengers and six vehicles bound for Skopelos when it suffered rudder failure. The ferry veered on the rocks of the small islet of Daskalonisi and went aground. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel to the scene. Passengers were transferred off the Proteus to the patrol vessel and taken back to Skiathos.
A tug was dispatched and was able to refloat the Proteus the following day. Inspectors surveyed the hull of the ferry and found no damage or pollution released.
The 87 meter long, 750 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Nearchos ran aground on the islet of Nea Kameni off Santorini, Greece. The Nearchos was underway with 13 crew and five passengers along with their 5 lorries bound to Thira from Mykonos when it ran ashore on the islet. The ro-ro ferry sustained damage to its hull along the portside of the foreship.
The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched several vessels to the scene along with divers to inspect the hull. The Greek Coast Guard deployed booms around the ferry to contain any pollution that may be released. Reports state the passengers were safely evacuated.