FREIGHTER DISABLED AFTER POWER FAILURE

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General cargo ship lost power while approaching the port of destination New Ross, Ireland, St. George’s Channel, on Oct 20, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

General cargo ship LILY B lost power while approaching port of destination New Ross, Ireland, St. George’s Channel, on Oct 20, under unclear circumstances.

According to track, the ship went out of control and drifted south in the morning Oct 20. At around midday she either limped or was towed in the northern direction towards Hook Lighthouse. As of 1520 UTC she was adrift off Hook Lighthouse.

Crew raised alarm

It is understood the ship’s crew raised the alarm after it lost power about two nautical miles from Hook Head in Co Wexford.

RNLI boats from Dunmore East, Kilmore Quay and Rosslare have been launched as well as the R117 helicopter based at Waterford Airport.

As of 0925 UTC Oct 21, heaved anchor at around 0900 UTC, under way, moving towards port of destination.

About the freighter

General cargo ship LILY B, IMO 9125097, dwt 4450, built 1997, flag Antigua, manager JEB BEREEDERUNGS GMBH.

Source: Maritime Bulletin