Disabled bulk carrier Samos Legend towed to Cape Town
Disabled bulk carrier Samos Legend was towed to Cape Town and docked on Oct 2 2012, as of morning Oct 5 vessel was in the same position. Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc
Samos Legend safely alongside in Cape Town harbour. Picture by Aad Noorland
The Greek-owned bulker SAMOS LEGEND (70,231-dwt, built 1996) experienced mechanical problems in the Atlantic and had to be towed into Cape Town by the salvage tug SMIT AMANDLA earlier this week. The ship was en route from Santos in Brazil to Pyeongtaek in South Korea.
Bulk carrier Samos Legend limping towards Cape Town Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bulk carrier Samos Legend encountered engine problem on Sep 25 in South Atlantic, and either had to proceed at reduced speed or was disabled. Salvage tug Smit Amandla sent to a distressed vessel. Last known position 32 17S 009 26E at 17:53 UTC Sep 26, some 460 miles West of Cape Town, speed 5 knots.
Bulk carrier Samos Legend in trouble, South Atlantic Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bulk carrier Samos Legend experienced some kind of a trouble, most probably of mechanical character, in the southern Atlantic en route from Santos Brazil to Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Latest known position 33 00S 007 09E dated Sep 25 17:38 UTC, vessel was proceeding at a speed about 5 knots. Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc