A Turkey-flagged general cargo vessel that has been stranded for two years in Ukraine was struck by missiles in the port of Kherson.

The Turkish media has said that the ship Kuruoglu 3, 1990-built with 7634dwt, has been stranded in the port of Kherson since 2022.

It was also confirmed that the vessel was damaged in the latest Russian assault on the Kherson region and is expected to sink at its dock.

An official from the company Kuruoglu Denizcilik said to Turkish Deniz Media that the general cargo ship arrived in Kherson on February 22, 2022, and that the vessel was there to unload 2,800 metric tons of urea when it became trapped by the start of the war.

According to the company’s statement, two missiles were fired into the area and struck the ship, which started to take on water.

The company informed the Turkish Deniz Media that the ship is attached to the pier with the help of ropes and it is only a matter of time before the ropes break and the ship sinks.

As it is reported, 12 Turkish ships stranded in Ukrainian ports after Russia’s invasion and the crews on those ships have been waiting to be rescued for about 2 years.

There are Turkish sailors who have not been able to return home for months due to the Russian threat in the Black Sea.