A general cargo ship ran aground in the Dardanelles at around 1:30 a.m. local time Friday after suffering a steering malfunction, Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety (Kıyı Emniyeti Genel Müdürlüğü) reports.
Local maritime authorities sent out a tugboat and a patrol ship to assist the Gibraltar-flagged freighter and its crew.
So far there have been no reports of any injuries or oil pollution. The damage to the 2012-built freighter is unknown.
The Schillig is owned by Germany’s Briese Schiffahrt, and managed by the Netherlands-based Briese Shipping.