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A Cameroon-flagged car carrier Lider Bulut was grounded in the Black Sea off the coast of the Russian town of Tuapse after it developed a heavy starboard list over the weekend due to a hull breach that caused the flooding of the ship’s engine room.

According to Russian media citing the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), the inspection, which took place after the 142 m long vessel was intentionally grounded to avoid capsizing, discovered several holes in the ship’s hull. The cause of the accident is yet to be reported.

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