Dutch freighter NOVA CURA UPDATE: crew evacuated
Dutch freighter NOVA CURA is still aground north of Lesbos, Aegean sea. On Apr 26 Master asked for evacuation of the crew and insurer representative, because of bad weather. 7 crew and 1 representative of insurer were evacuated. It is understood, that 5-member salvage team remained on board. Small contamination near vessel reported. AIS signal absent since early morning Apr 26.
Dutch freighter NOVA CURA aground: UPDATE Apr 21
Dutch freighter NOVA CURA ran aground on reefs north of Lesbos island, Greece, Aegean sea, in the morning Apr 20, while en route from Istanbul to Aliaga, Turkey, with cargo of steel pipes. Vessel suffered a breach starboard underwater, with controlled water ingress. FRONTEX ships were deployed in assisting vessel, that’s why there were rumors in local media about possible illegal migrants on board. As of 0530 UTC Apr 21 vessel was still aground.