Disabled ship arrived in bight of Scapa Flow
On Nov 5 around midday the 'Wilson Corinth', which had suffered an electrical problem at its generator in pos. 58 52 28.8N 004 13 48.6W, 29.3 miles NW of Dunnet Head on Nov 4, arrived in the bight of Scapa Flow, being towed by the 'Ievoly Black' after transiting the Pentland Firth eastbound in the night. Upon the arrival off Kirkwall, the tugs ‘Erlend‘ (IMO: 8820339) and ‘Strathdee‘ (IMO: 9393993) came to assist. At 11.30 a.m. the pilot boat ‘Scapa Pioneer‘ (MMSI: 232004749) dropped off the pilot for the final approach. The ship safely berthed at the jetty in Kirkwall at 1 p.m. On Nov 6 at 7 p.m. it sailed again and resumed the voyage to Grundartangi with an ETA as of Nov 9, 8 p.m.
Freighter under tow to Kirkwall
After the 'Wilson Corinth' broke down and could not restart engine due an electrical problem of its generator in pos. 58 52 28.8 N 004 13 48.6 W, 29,3 miles Northwest of Dunnet Head, the ship was taken in tow by the 'Ievoli Black' west of Orkney in the afternoon of Nov 4. The convoy was destined to Kirkwall with an ETA as of Nov 5, 10 a.m. The freighter had on board a cargo of 3.954 tons of coal and a crew of eight.
Emergency tug sent to disabled cargo m/v
On Nov 4, 2019, around 4 a.m. the 'Wilson Corinth', wenroute from Flushing to Grunddartangi with a cargo of coal, lost engine power and was unable to restart its engines about 30 miles north east of Cape Wrath. The Coastguard emergency tug 'Ievoli Black' (IMO: 9439242) was tasked to assist the ship west of Orkney. The HM Coastguard was co-ordinating the response. The master of the cargo ship expected the crew to be able to repair it themselves but the ETV remained in the vicinity as a precautionary measure to provide a tow if needed. On Nov 5 both ships were underway with a speed of 4,3 knots.Upload News