Greek-flagged vessel runs aground in Dardanelles Strait
AA photoA Greek-flagged vessel ran aground in Turkey’s Dardanelles Strait for unknown reasons on July 18, a source from Turkey’s ship traffic authority said.
The “Kriti Sea” ship, a 183-meter-long (600-foot) vessel, reportedly ran aground off the cape of Nara, said the source from the Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Service.
The ship, with a gross tonnage of 28,553 tons, had departed from Malta and was bound for Georgia’s port city of Batumi.
After the ship was seen being dragged along the coast, the captain told the traffic service they would get the ship back on course and had no need for help.