Disabled Container Ship Adrift


Maritime Bulletin reports of a disabled container ship adrift close to Spanish coast.

Container ship disabled 

Container ship ELBSKY suffered mechanical failure and was disabled at around 1200 UTC Oct 27 42 nm off Finisterre, Spain, and started to drift towards Spanish coast, while en route from Rotterdam to Lisbon.

As of 1430 UTC Oct 28, she was some 12 nm off Finisterre, with Spanish SAR tug DON INDA nearby.

Smaller tug, probably port tug, was to respond and tow , but probably, salvage is hampered by adverse weather. ELBSKY was to be towed to Vigo.

Vessel Information

Container ship ELBSKY, IMO 9412531, dwt 14800, capacity 887 TEU, built 2011, flag Antigua, manager USC BARNKRUG GMBH & CO KG (EQUASIS).

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Source: Maritime Bulletin 


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