Everything working but no propulsion – unusual accident in Bosphorus

A rather unusual accident occurred in Bosphorus, when bulk carrier, ballasting Bosphorus in northern direction, went out of control at around 0930 UTC Apr 2, because her propeller was not submerged enough to give the ship required propulsion. Reportedly there was something of a panic on the ship and around, because nobody could immediately figure out, what went wrong and why the ship went out of control. The ship was is southern part of the Strait, starting her transit. She turned and safely sailed back to Marmara sea, but was ordered to anchor. The ship is en route from Tuzla-Istanbul to Nikolaev Ukraine. Judging from her records, she was docked in Tuzla for quite some time, probably undergoing maintenance works.

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