Bulk carrier grounding, Crete

Bulk carrier STAR CENTAURUS ran aground in the morning Jun 22 in front of Limenes, southern Crete, Greece, while en route from Morocco to Suez, with 57,000 tons of fertilizers on board. The ship interrupted her voyage and headed for Crete in the evening Jun 21, reason unknown. Looks like she was either trying to loop back and forth, for whatever reasons, or tried to anchor, and ran aground. She was refloated with the help of tug, and anchored at Limenes Bay. No damages reported. As of 0230 UTC Jun 23, the ship was still at anchor.
Bulk carrier STAR CENTAURUS, IMO 9594585, dwt 56559, built 2012, flag Marshall Islands, manager TECHNOMAR SHIPPING INC-LIB, Greece (EQUASIS).

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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.