Bulk Carrier Disabled in Dardanelles

Bulk carrier PHOENIX DAWN, ballasting from Lome Togo to Novorossiysk Russia, suffered engine failure at around 2010 LT (UTC +3) Sep 9, while transiting Dardanelles, in front of Gelibolu.

The ship anchored in emergency, two hours later she was taken by tugs to Sevketiye anchorage, Marmara sea, so bulk carrier completed Strait’s transit.

Was still at anchor as of 0400 UTC Sep 10.

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