Bulk carrier YANGTZE RIVER towed to safety

Bulk carrier YANGTZE RIVER asked for assistance after engine failure on Jan 12, while en route to Novorossiysk port, Russia, Black sea. vessel was some 24 nm off Novorossiysk. Late at night Jan 12 vessel was taken on tow by a salvage ship Spasatel Karev, it is understood that the vessel couldn’t be towed into Novorossiysk until weather improve. Vessel was towed to Gelendzhik outer road, south of Novorossiysk, and anchored. At 1450 UTC Jan 13 vessel was still at anchor.

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