The product tanker Murray grounded off Kepez Burnu, Turkey. The vessel is employed with wastes transfers and during the accident was full with oil products garbage. The ship hardly stuck and the crew was unable to refloat by own power. At the scene of the accident was sent a harbor tug, which should assist with towing of the product tanker to safe depth. Before salvage, the local authorities requested underwater inspection of the tanker’s hull, but it was estimated that there are no damages and breaches. The ship was refloated several hours after that and taken to anchorage, where will be inspected before return in operations. The is no water pollution and no injured people during the accident.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the grounding. Among the presumed reasons is technical failute of the steering gear, or human mistake. Fortunately the tanks were not ruptured and none of the oil product waste spilled into the water.
The product tanker Murray (IMO: 9083366) has overall length of 80.00 m, moulded beam of 14.00 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,857 DWT and the gross tonnage is 1,979 GRT. The ship was built in 1994 by ASL Marine Holdings in Singapore and operated by Stellat Shipmanagement Services.