Bulk carrier MARYLAND (IMO 8418758) ran aground in northern Kerch Strait in front of Chushka, apparently after veering off fairway, at around 1630 UTC March 13th, transiting Strait in southern direction, en route from Mariupol, Ukraine to Maghera, Italy. At 1930 UTC she was still aground with several tugs at her side. The ship is loaded with steel.

This informs RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of Rosmorrechflot. During the movement in the caravan, the bulk carrier sat on the edge of the Kerch-Yenikalsky channel.
It is noted that the relevant data arrived at the Service for Traffic Management of the Port of Kerch on March 13 at 19:40. The ministry added that there are no restrictions on shipping. Also, there is no recorded threat of ecology and human life.

REF: https://russian.rt.com/russia/news/611362-kerchenskii-proliv-sudno