Sunday, 23 February 2020

Container ship to be taken on tow after 24-hours drift, English Channel UPDATES

Feb 20: Container ship MSC FABIENNE English Channel N of Brest, NUC since early Feb 20, from Antwerp to Gebze Turkey, ETA Feb 25.

Feb 21 0800 UTC: Approached by SAR ABEILLE BOURBON north of Roscoff France, most probably to be taken on tow.

Feb 21 1630 UTC: Taken on tow by ABEILLE BOURBON at around 1300 UTC, port of destination yet unknown.

Feb 22 0250 UTC: The ship with 1178 containers on board suffered propulsion loss, owner had to contract ABEILLE BOURBON for towage to Brest, ETA evening Feb 22

Container ship MSC FABIENNE, IMO 9279965, dwt 66694, capacity 4862 TEU, built 2004, flag Panama, manager MSC.

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