Capesize bulk carrier troubled in English Canal Update
Sep 20 Update: Vessel resumed sailing at normal speed at around 2030 UTC, and moved to recommended lane in traffic separation zone.
Capesize bulk carrier PETALON spotted disabled or hampered in English Channel south of Plymouth, since 1330 UTC Sep 19. Vessel made a full circle while reducing speed, since 1430 UTC is moving in northeast direction (on an opposite direction lane) at some 2 knots, condition and status unknown. PETALON is en route from Sept-Iles Canada to Ghent Belgium.