Transmediterranea ferry disabled approaching Canary Islands
Ferry ALBAYZIN suffered electrical breakdown northeast of Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands, in the evening Aug 23, while en route from Cadiz to Canary Islands. Ferry with more than 240 passengers was disabled and adrift for some 3 hours. Crew managed to fix the problem, ferry resumed sailing and early in the morning Aug 24 safely reached Arrecife, Lanzarote, but her next sailing to Gran Canaria was suspended until completing necessary repairs. As of 1500 UTC Aug 24, ferry was still at Arrecife.