Bulk carrier grounded in Greek waters

Bulk carrier ELENA TOPIC ran aground in Thermaic Gulf, Aegean sea, in the evening Sep 15, shortly after leaving Thessaloniki port, Greece. Bulk carrier loaded with cement, bound for Ivory Coast, was refloated some 2 hours after grounding, with the help of 5 tugs. She was taken back to Thessaloniki and berthed, reportedly detained for a thorough check and investigation. No leak reported.
Bulk carrier ELENA TOPIC, IMO 9193692, dwt 45333, built 1999, flag Liberia, manager MARFIN MANAGEMENT SAM, Monaco.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.