On Sunday 19th December the 1976 built 101 metre Cargo Ship KALELI ANA ran aground while loaded with 6,554 tons of corn from Reni, Ukraine on her way to Famagusta, Cyprus.
The accident occurred on the left bank of the Sulinsky Canal, Romania due to a problem of the steering system. Regular shipping traffic continued as usual with a speed limit in the incident area. Tulcea Port Harbour Master dispatched a tug and crew to the site to assess the situation in terms of navigation safety. There were no injuries reported.
KALELI ANA was built in 1976 by Asakawa Shipbuilding at Imabari, Japan as the GERMA LORD trading until 1981; SIR GORDON until 1984; SANTA SOFIA until 1985 and SOFOULA until June 1991 and since renamed as KALELI ANA though with different owners and homeports/flags. Currently homeported at Moroni with Comoros Flag (COM).
Timeline image is of KALELI ANA leaving Grand Harbour, Malta after discharging Cement in bulk at Fuel Wharf.
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Published – Sunday 26th December, 2021