1 Aug 2019

Vanuatu-flagged ship runs aground in Black Sea

10:31 am on 1 August 2019

A Vanuatu-flagged cargo ship has run aground in the Black Sea off the Russian port of Azov.


Varnava Photo: Meshkov Georgiy/ marinetraffic.com

The Russian news agency RIA said the incident happened after the ship Varnava developed problems with its steering.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The reports said although the steering has been repaired the tugs have so far been unsuccessful in dislodging the 100-metre long vessel.

The ship was on its way from Azov to the Turkish port of Tekirdag.