Car ferry aground, Kerch Strait
Car ferry BORIS SHTOKOLOV servicing Kavkaz – Kerch line in Kerch Strait ran aground at 0235 Moscow time Oct 6 some 1.4 cables northwest of Pier 23, outside Kavkaz Harbor, with 34 passengers and 34 vehicles on board. No hull breach, no leak reported, traffic not affected. Ferry can’t refloat by own means, owner is to contract tugs. As of 1700 Moscow time ferry was still aground.