General cargo vessel Abis Cardiff towed to Cherbourg
General cargo vessel Abis Cardiff reported engine trouble to CROSS Jobourg, France, at 1500 LT Dec 18. Disabled vessel was drifting some 18 nm north of Cap de la Hague, English Channel. Owner contracted Bourbon Group for towage, salvage tug Abeille Liberte (IMO 9308699) was sent to assist troubled freighter. In the evening the same day Abis Cardiff was taken under tow, and arrived at Cherbourg road in the morning Dec 19. Reportedly vessel is to be towed to Rotterdam. On a photo troubled Abis Cardiff.