Photos Show Bulker Grounding in Greece

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Update: Bulk Carrier Ince Inebolu Refloated

New photos from the Hellenic Coast Guard show the MV Ince Inebolu bulk carrier hard aground in Greece.

The Turkish-flagged vessel ran aground on September 5 on the eastern shore of the island of Astypaleas in the South Aegean Sea while sailing from the port of Yemen to Russia. The 52,372 DWT vessel was unladen at the time of grounding.

The Master reported that the vessel’s forepeak extends inland by 4.5 meters. The vessel is carrying 1,388 metric tons fuel oil, 70 metric tons of diesel and 24,610 liters of lube oil, according to the Coast Guard and translated from Greek. So far there have been no reports of pollution.

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None of the 22 crewmembers were injured when the vessel went aground.

AIS data from MarineTraffic.com shows the vessel still aground as of Monday. No word yet on the salvage effort or damage to the ship.

Photos courtesy Hellenic Coast Guard