Freighter RIX STAR still on tow: Oct 7 UPDATE

Oct. 4, 2016 at 14:10 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Oct 7 UPDATE: Vessel was reported as towed to Gdansk, but according to AIS as of 1530 UTC Oct 6 convoy with freighter on tow of salvage tug AGAT was holding against stormy wind south of Hel Peninsula southernmost tip. At 0300 UTC Oct 7 the convoy was slowly moving towards either Gdynia or Gdansk.
General cargo vessel RIX STAR suffered engine failure in the evening Oct 3 in Baltic sea northwest of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Region, while en route from Tallinn to Kaliningrad. Disabled vessel was caught in stormy weather and started to drift towards Hel Peninsula, Polish waters. Crew failed to re-start engine, and asked for towage. Polish Ship Salvage tug AGAT was contracted, she took troubled freighter on tow in the afternoon Oct 4. As of 1400 UTC Oct 4 the convoy was sailing at some 5 knots speed in eastern direction, most probably towards Kaliningrad.

Freighter RIX STAR still on tow: Oct 7 UPDATE

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