The 'Vitaspirit' was shifted from Istanbul anchorage to Tuzla anchorage under supervision of a Coastal Safety tug on June 2, 2018, and dropped anchor at Tuzla roads at 3 p.m. The vessel's departure permission was yet to be issued by the port captain due to incomplete legal procedures. The vessel remained stationary and still under arrest at Tuzla anchorage since. It had suffered an engine failure and had run aground at the Hekimbasi Salih Efendi mansion, Beylerbeyi Point, in the Istanbul Strait on Apr 7. After having been refloated and towed to Istanbul anchorage, she was awaiting temporary repairs.