Engine repair completed
The "Hellespont Charger", which had been docked in the inner port of Brunsbüttel following an engine damage on Feb 14, 2014, resumed its voyage on Feb 27 towards Rotterdam. The vessel had been disabled whilst coming from Kaliningrad and having transited the Kiel Canal westbound. The tug "Arion" pulled it from Ostermoor towards the Brunsbüttel locks and entered the locks at 2.40 p.m.
Tanker in tow to Shannon
The British tug "Thrax" has taken in tow the "Hellespont Charger" which had suffered an engine failure on Jan 12 and was adrift in the Atlantic Ocean 100 miles west of Ireland. The tanker was now been towed to Shannon, where it was expected to arrive in the evening of Jan 14. Weather conditions in the area were not favourable with six-foot waves and wind force eight. Also the "LÉ Aisling" of the Irish Navy reached the tanker in the early hours of the morning and was accompanying the tow to port.
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