A m/v "Konosha" (shipowner JSC "Donrechflot" crew - 12 people, cargo - coal, enroute: Yeisk - Trabzon (Turkey) when following the Kerch Strait, ran aground in the coordinates: N 45.006', E 036,027', AKP Ukraine. According to the State maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of Transport of Russia, no victims or hull leakage/pollution.
The captain of the m/v "Konosha" has applied to Ukrainian agent for tugs to refloat. From 18:00 LT of January 4, 2014 the tug "AZOV STAR" performed work on the removal of the ship afloat. With the onset of darkness, lift stopped work to float the ship, plans to continue working of two tugs on January 5, 2014. In this emergency the ship moved forward a little, turned 10 degrees to the left. No damage leakage as reported.