General cargo ship faced a propulsion failure in Biscay Bay SW of Brest, while en route from Rotterdam to Pasajes Spain, reports Maritime Bulletin.
General cargo ship RMS WANHEIM reported propulsion failure at around 0800 UTC Mar 16 in Biscay Bay SW of Brest, while en route from Rotterdam to Pasajes Spain with cargo of steel.
Sign towage contract
Crew tried to fix the problem, and the ship was monitored by MRCC Corsen France.
By 2030 UTC the ship was still disabled. The owner had to comply with French Maritime Authorities order to sign a towage contract with Societe Abeilles, and hire tug ABEILLE BOURBON for towage.
Tug to tow
Tug was already nearby, towage commenced at around 2030 UTC, RMS WANHEIM is to be towed to Brest.
As of 0430 UTC Mar 17, caravan was under way to Brest, ETA Mar 17.
General cargo ship RMS WANHEIM, IMO 8920268, dwt 2620, built 1990, flag Liberia, manager SKY MARE NAVIGATION CO, Greece.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin