Turkish freighter ran onto coastline of Greek island, full speed

General cargo ship MESSILA with cargo of wind turbine blades ran aground on eastern coast of Tilos island, Greece, Aegean sea, in the morning Aug 27, while en route from Mersin Turkey to Istanbul. Judging from track, the ship didn’t change course as she should, and headed straight ahead, at full speed. She’s probably seriously damaged. As of 1540 UTC Aug 27, she was in the same position, with tug at her side and another tug approaching.
All photos https://www.lawandorder.gr/Article/87380/prosaraxi-fortigou-ploiou-notia-tis-tilou
General cargo ship MESSILA, IMO 9294953, dwt 10500, built 2004, flag Panama, manager ASWAN SHIPPING DENIZCILIK, Istanbul.



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.