Tanker grounding, Marmara sea

Chemical tanker ASTER ALVAR ballasting from Rotterdam, suffered engine failure and was beached at Cinarcik beach, W of Yalova, southeast Marmara sea, at around 0830 UTC Feb 8. The ship was refloated by three tugs, and taken to Altinova, E of Yalova. As of 1530 UTC, tanker was either berthed or in process of berthing.
Chemical tanker ASTER ALVAR, IMO 9528902, dwt 11596, built 2011, flag Gibraltar, manager?



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