Turkish cargo ship aground, Kos, Greece

General cargo ship VON PERLE ran aground on the beach of northeast Kos island, Greece, Aegean sea, early in the morning Mar 1. The ship with cargo of corn is en route from Ukraine to Famagusta Cyprus. As of 0600 UTC Mar 1, she was still aground. Reportedly she grounded onto sandy beach, so probably, hull remained intact.
General cargo ship VON PERLE, IMO 9014664, dwt 3740, built 1991, flag Cook Islands, manager NISMAR SHIPPING LTD, Istanbul.

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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.