Offshore Support Vessel Suffers Propulsion Failure

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An offshore support vessel suffered propulsion failure in the morning Aug 27, southwest English Channel, and started to drift, reports Maritime Bulletin. 

What happened?

Offshore support vessel NEPTUNE suffered propulsion failure in the morning Aug 27 west of Ushant, southwest English Channel, and started to drift, being en route from Falmouth UK to Saint-Nazaire. 

Problem rectified?

As the crew failed to fix the problem, the owner contracted Société des Abeilles SAR ship ABEILLE BOURBON (IMO 9308687) to tow NEPTUNE to the nearest port, Brest. 

Towage commenced at around 1330 UTC Aug 27. As of 0500 UTC Aug 28, the caravan was already in Brest waters, joined by one more tug.

About the vessel

Self-propelled offshore support jackup platform NEPTUNE, IMO 9616864, GT 5125, built 2012, flag Luxembourg, manager?

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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