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Freighter with fertiliser runs aground at Kali Limenes; no injuries reported

Τhe Marshall islands-flagged freighter “STAR CENTAURUS” ran aground on Sunday in the sea region Kali Limenes, off the coast of Crete, with a crew of 23 on board, all foreign nationals.
The ship was carrying 57,027 metric tons of fertiliser and was pulled free with the assistance of a tug boat.
No injuries have been reported. A floating boom has been placed around the freighter to contain possible spills of pollutants into the sea.
Port authorities have forbidden the ship from sailing until it is given a certficate of sea-worthiness from its shipping register.