Disabled tanker blocked port and ferry

Product tanker suffered engine failure in the evening Jan 28 while leaving port in Gulf of Bothnia, and blocked port approaches fairway. Ferry with passengers on board couldn’t depart from port on schedule, and had to wait, until tug moved disabled tanker back to port. Tanker was brought back and berthed.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.