Freighter under tow to Fowey
After a gearbox failure on Sep 24 in the English Canal 57 miles south of Plymouth with 4.726 tons fertilizer bound to Sevilla on board, the British tug "MTS Indus" (IMO: 8884830) took the vessel in tow in pos. 49 31 06 N 004 00 06 W at 8 a.m. bound to Fowey. The ship initially was headed from Gothenburg to Sevilla, ETA Sep 27, but had suffered an engine breakdown. It arrived off Fowey on Sep 25 at 8 a.m., and the intention was to take it alongside on Sep 26 at 6 a.m.
Bulkcarrier disabled off Marstrand
In the night of Sep 11, 2018, the Swedish Coastguard was alerted by the "Arklow Resolve" which was drifting just south of Marstrand in wind speeds of 23 m/s and wave heights up to four meters. The ship had suffered a main engine breakdown and was disabled after having left Gothenburg at 9.40 a.m. bound to Sevilla, ETA Sep 18. The patrol boats "KBV 001" and "KBV 316" were sent to the distressed ship which had difficulties to get anchored. It was therefore decided to take it in tow to a safer area. The ship was loaded with fertilizer and had on board about 86 tonnes of bunker oil and about 27 tons of diesel. The vessel was towed to the Dana Fjord off Gothenburg en where it was anchored in pos 57° 40.60' N 011° 41.13' E, and the shipping company took over responsibility. The vessel left its anchorage in the Dana Fjord in the morning of Sep 13 and berthed at the Skandia Container Terminal in Gothenburg at 8.40 a.m. It sailed again on Sep 19 at 5.50 p.m. and headed to Sevilla, ETA Sep 27. Swedish report with photos: https://www.kustbevakningen.se/hallbar-havsmiljo/nyhetsarkiv/nodbogsering-av-bulklastfartyg-utanfor-marstrand/
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The "Arklow Resolve" has meanwhile been released and resumed its voyage to Cork. The vessel reached the Kiel Canal on Mar 31 around midnight coming from Denmark and passed the Brunsbuettel lock on its way to Cork on Apr 1 at 8 a.m.Upload News