Freighter runs aground north of Lesvos

The Togo-flagged freighter “bellatrix” ran aground on a reef north of the island of Lesvos on Thursday. All 12 crew members (nine Ukrainians and three Georgians) were reported safe and well. A coast guard vessel is in the vicinity, while weather conditions are fair and winds do not exceed 5 Beaufort.

The ship has not requested aid and has not reported taking on water. The “bellatrix” had set sail from Ukraine with a load of grains bound for Izmir.