Disabled bulk carrier under tow, Indian ocean UPDATE
July 9: Caravan is proceeding in eastern direction, south of Reunion, destination Port Louis Mauritius, ETA July 10.
July 8: Bulk carrier IRIS II suffered engine failure while en route from South Africa to Qasim, Pakistan, on July 3, some 140 nm west of Reunion island, Indian ocean. Five Oceans Salvage was contracted for towage, offshore supply tug IONIAN SEA FOS sailed from Port Louis, Mauritius, and took disabled bulker on tow on July 6. IRIS II is to be towed to Port Louis, on July 7 caravan was moving in eastern direction at some 4 knots speed.