A bulker carrying Ukrainian grain on the safe passage corridor ran aground in the Bosporus, according to Turkish maritime authorities, temporarily closing the channel.

The bulker Lady Zehma sustained a rudder failure and attempted to drop anchor to regain control. How, the ship continued to drift, running aground off Bebek Beach.

After the incident, the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety (KEGM) deployed several salvage tugs and response vessels to the scene. First responders boarded the bulker to provide assistance, and AIS data suggests that the vessel was quickly refloated.

As of September 1, the ship was under way again at a slow bell, accompanied by multiple tugs.

Source: Safety4sea


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