Russian cargo ship ran aground in Marmara sea, Turkey UPDATE

General cargo ship NEVADO 35 ran aground in Sarkoy area, Tekirdag, Turkey, Marmara sea northern coast, in the morning Dec 25, while en route from Istanbul to Catania Italy. Attempts to refloat by own means failed, Coast Guard and Coastal Shipping Safety officials are to arrive at grounding site, to assess the situation.

Dec 26 Update: The ship is in laden condition cargo of sunflower meal was loaded in Yeysk port, Russia. As of 0700 UTC Dec 26, the ship understood to be still aground, with tug at her side.

General cargo ship NEVADO 35, IMO 9361988, dwt 3675, built 2006, flag Russia, manager ALBROS SHIPPING & TRADING CO.

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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.