German multipurpose ship runs aground in the Dardanelles

German multipurpose ship runs aground in the Dardanelles

Multipurpose ship Schillig, owned by Germany’s Briese Schiffahrts, has ran aground on the coast at Dalyan Burnu, Turkey, in the Dardanelles this morning.

The 3,194dwt vessel was sailing from Constanta, Romania to Casablanca, Morocco and was out of route and stranded due to a steering failure.

Turkish coastal safety department has sent tugboats in an attempt to refloat the vessel. As of 5am UTC the vessel was still aground.

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