Dredger grounded to avoid sinking, Aegean sea

Dredger KANUNI D S reported ingress of water, danger of sinking, on Sep 1, off Bozcaada island, Aegean sea, south of Dardanelles. Dardanelles Traffic Control sent rescue boat, KANUNI D S meanwhile, headed for coast to ground the ship, to avoid sinking. Understood dredger was grounded either off Bozcaada coast, or off mainland Turkey coast. As can be seen on photo, dredger is partially submerged. No news yet on salvage.
Dredger KANUNI D S, IMO 9819325, dwt 700, built 2017, flag Turkey, owner ES GROUP DENIZCILIK SAN VE TIC.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.