A cargo ship ran aground early this morning near Yailata protected area close to Kamen Bryag village, local media reports.
The ship, sailing under a Panamanian flag, was transporting fertilizers from Ukraine to Varna.
There is no spillage of fuel or other pollutants during the incident, and no members of the crew have been hurt, the prosecutor’s office says.
An investigation is ongoing into the causes of the accident. The site has been inspected to establish whether there is evidence of a crime, and how the ship can be pulled from the rocks safely.
Hull is said to be breached, but no leaks reported so far. The last AIS is 13 hours late, as of 1415 UTC Sep 20. Judging from the track, the ship was heading straight for the coast, though she should already change course. Bridge watch probably fell asleep. Turkish freighter is manned with Turkish – Azerbaijani crew.