Japanese freighter Ocean Segull suffered engine failure in North Pacific

General cargo vessel Ocean Seagull reported engine failure in the afternoon Jan 27 in North Pacific, vessel disabled and drifting in position 46 12N 150 50E, 12 nm NE of northernmost tip of Urup Island, Kuril Islands, in a stormy weather with 25 meters/sec SE wind and sea 6-7 meters. MRCC Petropavlovsk, Russia, directed to a distressed vessel salvage tug Spravedliviy and FESCO’s freighter FESCO Novik. At 2135 Moscow time same day vessel reported drifting towards coastline, position 5 miles off coast, drift speed 1.2 knots, crew trying to fix the engine. At 0035 Moscow time Jan 28 the crew managed to re-start the engine, vessel under way, resumed voyage. Vessel en route from Everett USA to Nagoya Japan.

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