Bulk carrier ALI M grounding Update
Oct 24 Update: As of 1700 UTC ALI M was still aground. She said to be in load, port traffic control is blamed for grounding – ALI M had to give way to ferries in dire straits, and strayed into shallows. No leak reported.
Bulk carrier grounding, Greece
Bulk carrier ALI M reportedly ran aground or contacted bottom while approaching Igoumenitsa, Greece, at around 0700 UTC Oct 22. Vessel seems to be anchored near grounding site, with tug at her side, at 0500 UTC Oct 24, situation not clear. Greek CG said vessel is detained for survey and investigation, but didn’t say it’s still aground. According to several sources, vessel sailed into sandy shallows. No leak reported. Photo AlfaVita.gr
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