[Watch] Bulker Blackout & Engine Failure

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Bulk carrier suffered a blackout in Canale dei Petroli, Venice, Italy, while proceeding to Marghera, Venice, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

Bulk carrier suffered a blackout in Canale dei Petroli, Venice, Italy, while proceeding to Marghera, Venice, with pilot on board and 2 assisting tugs, in the morning Sep 29.

Ship out of control

The ship went out of control and moved towards Canal structures, and Canal’s edge.

Support crew and tugs

Thanks to quick respond of f’castle crew and tugs, grounding was avoided. Both anchors were dropped, tugs worked full steam to divert loaded ship from hitting structures and grounding, the ship finally, was stabilized in Canal.

The crew restored power and restarted engine and berthed at Marghera about an hour after accident.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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