Ferry SNAV SARDEGNA troubled, Med
Ferry SNAV SARDEGNA suffered engine malfunction in the afternoon Sep 6 while en route from Tangier to Genoa via Barcelona in Mediterranean, south of Cartagena, with 800 passengers and 250 vehicles on board. Tugs were sent to tow ferry to Cartagena, shortly after towage commence vessel partially fixed the problem and reached Cartagena in the evening Sep 6 under own power, at a reduced speed. Understood part of passengers disembarked ferry and continued voyage by buses, part remained on board. As of 1300 UTC Sep 7 vessel was still docked in Cartagena.