General cargo ship aground, Adriatic sea

General cargo ship AMIRA JOY ran aground while entering Chioggia Italy, Adriatic sea, in the afternoon Jul 25, veering off fairway. Attempts to refloat the ship with assistance of two port tugs failed. AMIRA JOY arrived from Turkey with cargo of clam shells.
Jul 26 0430 UTC: Still aground, resting on sandy bottom, no damages reported, waiting for high water.
General cargo ship AMIRA JOY, IMO 9558452, dwt 8500, built 2008, flag Panama, manager Myanma Five Star Line (AIS).

 

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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.