TWO GENERAL CARGO SHIPS TROUBLED IN BOSPHORUS IN THE MORNING OF OCT 3

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Two general cargo ships were troubled in Bosphorus with some 3 hours interval, early in the morning Oct 3. VARNAVA suffered steering failure and started to drift in Beykoz area at around 0040 UTC Oct 3. She was towed by tugs to Byyukdere anchorage, Bosphorus. As of 0630 UTC Oct 4, she remained at anchor. The ship was transiting Bophorus in northern direction.

NEW LEO suffered reportedly, engine failure, at around 0400 UTC Oct 3, also in Beykoz area, and started to drift. The ship dropped anchor to prevent contact with embankment. Tug or tugs responded, the ship completed southbound transit and was anchored off Ahirkapi, resumed sailing in the evening Oct 3.

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Two general cargo ships were troubled in Bosphorus with some 3 hours interval, early in the morning Oct 3. VARNAVA suffered steering failure and started to drift in Beykoz area at around 0040 UTC Oct 3. She was towed by tugs to Byyukdere anchorage, Bosphorus. As of 0630 UTC Oct 4, she remained at anchor. The ship was transiting Bophorus in northern direction.

NEW LEO suffered reportedly, engine failure, at around 0400 UTC Oct 3, also in Beykoz area, and started to drift. The ship dropped anchor to prevent contact with embankment. Tug or tugs responded, the ship completed southbound transit and was anchored off Ahirkapi, resumed sailing in the evening Oct 3.

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Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Oct 04, 2020 at 07:13.