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Car carrier HOEGH TROOPER encountered engine trouble in North Sea off Terschelling. Not clear if trouble started while the ship was anchored, or the ship anchored in the morning Mar 1 because of troubled engine. In the evening Mar 1 HOEGH TROOPER, which is en route from Bremerhaven to Zeebrugge, was said to be taken on tow, to be towed to Emden, but several hours after towage commenced, she was anchored again. HOEGH TROOPER resumed sailing early in the morning Mar 3, seemingly under own power, escorted by SAR tug GUARDIAN (IMO 9637363). At 0800 UTC Mar 3 both ships were sailing north of Den Helder, sailing south at some 6 knots speed, and most probably heading for port of destination, notwithstanding all mishaps.
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