Two Panamax bulk carriers disabled
Bulk carrier PANAMAX ALEXANDER
Mar 2 Update: Reportedly tug was contracted to tow bulk carrier to UK or France port, name of tug yet unknown. PANAMAX ALEXANDER suffered engine breakdown, she’s loaded with iron ore pellets.
Feb 28: PANAMAX ALEXANDER, IMO 9233492, dwt 74,247, North Atlantic – NUC since Feb 26, en route from Canada to Belgium, ETA Feb 27.
Bulk carrier AQUALIBRA
Bulk carrier AQUALIBRA ran into trouble on her second voyage (she’s brand new, maiden voyage from Japan to Canada) while en route from Canada to Panama, was adrift since Feb 20. On Feb 25 she was taken on tow by tug ROBERT FRANCO (IMO 9694311), to be towed to Long Beach, ETA Mar 01.
Arrived to Long Beach on Mar 1, berthed. On Mar 3 was in the same position.
Feb 21: AQUALIBRA, IMO 9765603, dwt 63,948, North Pacific, off Baja California – NUC since Feb 20, en route from Canada to Panama, ETA Feb 28.
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