Russian Ship of “Syrian Express “ fleet troubled in Aegean sea

Ro-ro cargo ship ALEXSANDR TKACHENKO, deployed in notorious “Syrian Express” military cargo lifeline, was troubled off northeast Rhodos Island, Aegean sea, on Nov 13. The ship was troubled while en route to Tartous Syria from Novorossiysk Russia, with military cargo on board. ALEXSANDR TKACHENKO was drifting or moving at a slow speed from 1300 UTC Nov 13 until 1730 UTC Nov 14, Greek tug was spotted nearby, escorting or assisting troubled carrier.
Video from Aegeanhawk Published on Nov 12, 2017
Russian flag RoRo cargo Alexsandr Tkachenko carrying dozens military trucks for one more time from Novorossyisk Russia to Tartus Syria passing Chios Strait just after sunset, a heavy cloudy afternoon with south winds in Aegean Sea.
Ro-ro cargo ship ALEXSANDR TKACHENKO, IMO 8716954, GT 7067, built 1989, flag Russia, manager Koksohimtrans, Moscow.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.