MV Vera Su aground in Bulgaria, September 20, 2021. Photo: Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

Cargo Ship Grounds in Bulgaria – AIS and Images

Mike Schuler
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September 20, 2021

A Panama-flagged general cargo ship ran aground on Bulgaria’s coast in the Black Sea early Monday morning.

AIS ship tracking data shows the MV Vera Su was traveling at about 7 knots when it ran straight into the rocky shore near Cape Kaliakra.

Bulgarian National Radio reports no pollution or injuries as a result of the accident.

A photo released by Bulgarian prosecutors said the circumstances of the grounding are under investigation, including to determine whether a crime had been committed.

The 3,217 dwt cargo ship was underway from Ukraine to Varna, Bulgaria with a cargo of fertilizer when the accident occurred. The ship is 89.21 meters long by 12.5 meters beam and was built 1989.

More photos of the MV Vera Su aground:

MV Vera Su aground in Bulgaria, September 20, 2021. Photo: Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
MV Vera Su aground in Bulgaria, September 20, 2021. Photo: Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

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