Turkish freighter grounding, Kerch Strait, Black sea

General cargo ship IMMENSITY ran aground in Kerch Strait in the evening Aug 30, while transiting Strait in southern direction, from Azov to Black sea. The ship strayed off fairway during the turn. Attempts to refloat by own means failed, tug responded and assisted the ship in refloating. She was refloated in the morning Aug 31, completed the transit, and anchored at outer anchorage in Black sea. No reports on damages yet. The ship with cargo of steel is en route from Mariupol Ukraine, Azov sea, to Barcelona, Spain. As of 1530 UTC Sep 1, she was still anchored.
General cargo ship IMMENSITY, IMO 9171395, dwt 9766, built 2002, flag Malta, manager GLORY DENIZCILIK VE GEMI, Istanbul.

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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.