Mainly, 'Efe Murat' ran aground on February 23 due to hazardous weather conditions.

Specifically, the grounding took place when the Turkish vessel lost control due to wind that exceeded the 60 knots and rough sea conditions.

According to AIS tracking data, the vessel was sailing from Ortona, Italy to Aliaga, Turkey.

Authorities announced the salvage and oil removal operation is contingent on favorable weather.