In the Black Sea, on the southern shore of the Taman Peninsula, the m/v Surov (flag Mongolia, shipowner Vikaro Overseas Co., crew of 11 people: 9 Russian citizens, 2 - Azerbaijan, enroute Iskanderun (Turkey) to Port Kavkaz, in ballast, reserves: diesel 82 tons, oil 900 kg, water 9 tons) at 03:05 Moscow time, December 25, 2018 ran aground. Based on the information pprovided by the Rescue Coordination Center, at 04:45 Moscow time, the tug Spasatel Demidov (shipowner of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Morspassluzhba”) arrived at an aground at 2 miles awaiting for daylight.

According to the master of the m/v Surov, they decided to leave the ship due to daylight time.

The vessel is located at Zhelezniy Rog cape, lays starboard to the coast, 10 meters from the shore.