Loaded Freighter Runs Aground

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  • General cargo ship IMMENSITY ran aground in Kerch Strait, while transiting Strait in southern direction from Azov to Black sea.
  • Attempts to refloat by own means failed, so tugs assisted the ship in refloating.
  • She later completed the transit, and anchored at outer anchorage in Black sea. No reports on damages yet.

Turkish freighter runs aground at Kerch Strait, Black sea, reports Maritime Bulletin.

Cargo vessel gets grounded

General cargo ship IMMENSITY ran aground in Kerch Strait in the evening August 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 of August 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 September 1, she was still anchored.

Vessel Information

General cargo ship IMMENSITY, IMO 9171395, dwt 9766, built 2002, flag Malta, manager GLORY DENIZCILIK VE GEMI, Istanbul.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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