Container ship ARIES towed to safety
Troubled container ship was towed by a tug CHRISTOS XVI (MMSI 237147300) to a safe anchorage off the south coast of Crete and brought to anchor early in the morning July 27, for repairs and survey.
Container ship ARIES troubled in Med, drifting
Container ship ARIES is suffering engine trouble in Med since July 16, en route from Damietta Egypt to Fos France. Vessel crossed Med at a reduced speed and was disabled on July 25 in a strait between southwest Crete island and Liviko Pelagos island. According to AIS track, vessel is slowly drifting towards Crete southwest coast.