Turkish freighter aground in Azov sea UPDATE refloated

Jul 30: Was refloated at night Jul 29, taken back to port, probably damaged in need of offloading.
Jul 28: General cargo ship reported aground in Azov sea since morning Jul 26. Understood she’s in load. As of 1400 UTC Jul 28, was still aground.

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