Bulk carrier WADI SAFAGA aground, Istanbul
Bulk carrier WADI SAFAGA ran aground at 2005 LT Dec 6 on Istanbul Ahirkapi anchorage area after transiting Bosphorus in southern direction. Vessel was warned by Traffic Control about danger of grounding, but didn’t react. No leak reported, rescue boat and tug were sent to assist. At 0430 UTC Dec 7 vessel was still aground. WADI SAFAGA is en route from Taman port, Russia, Kerch Strait area. On a photo grounded WADI SAFAGA.