BULK CARRIER INTERRUPTED VOYAGE TO CARRY OUT REPAIRS, INDIAN OCEAN

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Bulk carrier SKYLIGHT experienced engine problem E of Mauritius while en route from Singapore to Abijan, Ivory Coast, and according to local sources, on Jul 11 asked Mauritius Maritime Authorities permission to call Port Louis, for repairs. Permission was granted, the ship interrupted voyage and proceeded to Port Louis, understood under own power, albeit at slow speed of some 2-4 knots. As of 1820 UTC Jul 20, she looked like she was adrift some 40 nm west of Port Louis, situation unclear.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jul 12, 2021 at 18:42