POLA PALEKH grounding, Morehead City, N.C.
Bulk carrier POLA PALEKH ran aground in the afternoon Nov 17 in Beaufort Inlet Channel in buoy 16A area, while approaching Morehead City, North Carolina, reported USCG. Channel was temporarily closed for traffic. According to AIS track, vessel was refloated shortly after grounding with the help of tugs, and taken to berth at Morehead City port. No damages, no leak reported, vessel arrived from Ashdod with 35800 tons of fertilizers on board.