The first hit occured on the minesweeper "Gelendzhik" towing Bolinder No. 2.
Despite strong resistance from the shore, Bolinder No. 4 towed by "Alupka" was the next to approach the beach. Some 100 meters offshore, Bolinder No. 4 bumped into an underwater steel hedgehog.
Despite of catching fire and exploding ammunition, some 8 tanks could still be released, albeit in deep water. Hence, not all M3A1 managed to reach the shore.
Last to appear to the scene was Bolinder No. 6 with its tug "SP-19".
This barge received a direct hit, yet continued the approach to the shore. However, it managed to unload only four tanks.
As result, half an hour later there were just over 1,200 marines and 8-10 tanks on the shore.