Turkish freighter aground in Azov sea

General cargo ship SEMA ran aground at around 0345 UTC Nov 3 in Azov – Don Sea Canal, while en route from Rostov on Don to Mersin Turkey, with cargo of millet. The ship obviously, strayed off fairway, but the cause is unknown – it may be caused by mechanical failure or navigational fault. As of 1200 UTC Nov 3, the ship was still aground, with tugs already on site.
General cargo ship SEMA, IMO 9006435, dwt 2220, built 1992, flag Panama, manager DERIN GEMI ACENTELIGI VE GEMI.



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.