The 1999 built 104,884 dwt tanker Aral Sea
dropped anchor at Kaval Point on the 12th of July
due to rudder problems
after drifting to the shore in the Bosporus Strait.
After completing an intial inspection,
the strait authority instructed the vessel
to drop anchor in the Kilyos outer anchorage area.
Slight cracks were reported to the bow area.
She arrived at Batumi on the 22nd of July.