The general cargo ship Emine Anne ran aground at breakwater in northern Bozcaada, Turkey. The ship was en route from Haifa, Israel to Constanta, Romania, but lost propulsion power in Aegean sea and what adrift by the current and waves to the rocky shallow near the island at the approach to separation scheme to enter in Dardanelles. The general cargo ship hardly stuck and was unable to refloat by own power, as also suffered sufficient underwater damages and breaches in the starboard and bow. Some of the ballast tanks were flooded and vessel started getting water ingress. The local authorities started salvage operation and ordered underwater inspection. It was estimated that vessel is stable and there is no immediate danger for seaworthiness.
During the grounding there were no injured people and no report for water pollution. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the grounding.
The general cargo ship Emine Anne (IMO: 9145360) has overall length of 69.00 m, moulded beam of 9.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 1,602 DWt and the gross tonnage is 884 GRT. The ship was built in 1996 by Camburnu Tersanesi shipyard in Trabzon, Turkey. The owner and operator of the cargo vessel Emine Anne is Turkish company Cakiroglu Deniz.