Turkish ship laden with ammonium sulfate aground in The Dardanelles

Ankara: General cargo ship Ibrahim Konan (7,618 dwt, built 2008), operated by Turkey’s Konan Shipping, has run aground in Dardanelles off Eceabat in Turkey.

The incident occurred around 3am this morning, while the vessel was heading south towards the Mediterranean headed towards Abu Qir in Egypt.

Local reports say that the grounding was caused by a rudder failure, and that a Coast Guard tug has been sent to refloat the vessel. No leaks or injury to crew have been reported.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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