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Reefer Kometa under tow to Busan with disabled propeller

Nov. 15, 2012 at 05:40 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

ETA Busan Nov 16 around midnight, or later
Russian disabled reefer Kometa in the morning Nov 15 was taken on tow by a Japanese Coast Guard salvage vessel to be towed to Busan, reported MRCC Russia and shipowner. Vessel didn’t suffer engine failure as it was reported earlier, actually vessel’s propeller got entangled in fishing net. ETA Busan Nov 16 around midnight, or later.
First news:
Reefer Kometa in trouble in Japan sea Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Russian reefer Kometa reportedly experienced an engine breakdown on Nov 13 2012 in Japan sea after leaving Busan, Korea. AIS last signal was spotted Nov 11 in position 36 32N 132 00E at 18:36 UTC (some 60 nm West of Dogo island), vessel was proceeding or drifting at some 2.5 knots speed in NE direction, meaning vessel already suffered some kind of a trouble. As of morning Nov 14 there is no data on vessel’s position and situation. 
See map at http://www.odin.tc/news/read.asp?articleID=1526

Reefer Kometa under tow to Busan with disabled propeller

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