TURKEY

Greek-flagged vessel runs aground in Canakkale Strait

GREEK-FLAGGED VESSEL RUNS AGROUND IN CANAKKALE STRAIT

A Greek-flagged vessel ran aground in Turkey's Canakkale Strait for reasons unknown on Tuesday, a source from Turkey's ship traffic authority said.

The vessel, the 183-meter-long (600-foot) Kriti Sea, reportedly ran aground off the cape of Nara, said the source from the Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Service, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The ship, with a gross tonnage of 28,553 tons, had departed from Malta and was bound for Georgia's port city of Batumi.

After the ship was seen being dragged along the coast, the captain told the traffic service they would get the ship back on course and had no need for help.

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