DISABLED GERMAN FREIGHTER TAKEN ON TOW OFF CAPE TOWN

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General cargo ship UNISPACE was disabled and started to drift towards Danger Point Lighthouse, South Africa south of Cape Town, in the evening Jun 30, while en route from Namibe Angola to Durban. According to AIS track, the ship anchored off Danger Point to avoid further drift in rough weather, in dangerous proximity to coastline. SAR tug SA AMANDLA (IMO 7385215) took UNISPACE on tow at around 0600 UTC Jul 1, understood she’s to be towed to Cape Town.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jul 01, 2021 at 14:01