Marine Stars hits again

Bulk carrier Marine Stars hit a rock off the small island of Oinousses, Greece, yesterday - only two days after it ran aground in the Dardanelles, Turkey.

The 53,565-dwt vessel was on a route from the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf, carrying 31,000 tonnes of grain.

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Shortly after the incident, Vernicos-owned tug Alexander 3 (built 1990) took over the vessel’s refloating.

TradeWinds has learned that Marine Stars' bow is still aground but there is not a major problem with the engine or the rudder.

He said that there is no danger of pollution near the area.

The Greek-owned vessel’s refloating process is expected to be accomplished soon.

Marine Stars is operated by Aegeus Shipping of Athens.