Cargo ship bound for Turkey ran aground, river Don, Russia

General cargo ship MIR JALAL PASHAYEV ran aground at 3164.5 kilometer mark, river Don, at around 0430 Moscow time Dec 1, while proceeding downstream from Rostov to Azov sea with cargo of sunflower cakes. The ship reportedly, is bound for Turkey. As of 1700 Moscow time Dec 1, the ship was still aground, attempting to refloat with the help of two tugs. Damages unknown, probably none.
General cargo ship MIR JALAL PASHAYEV, IMO 9356969, dwt 6970, built 2004, flag Malta, manager PALMALI.

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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.