The 97 meter long, 4470 dwt freighter Parnassos II ran aground near Itea, Greece. The Parnassos II had just left the port of Saint Nikolas when it suffered engine failure causing the vessel to drift aground. The crew requested assistance with a local tug responding. The tug was able to refloat the freighter and proceeded to the Bay of Itea. The Parnassos II dropped anchor in the bay awaiting inspection for any possible damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.