Dardanelles northbound traffic closed by disabled freighter

General cargo ship PRINCESS SARA suffered engine failure while transiting Dardanelles in northern direction, at around 2130 UTC Feb 1, off Nara Burnu point. Tug was sent, the ship was taken under control and brought to anchor in Canakkale Bogazi area. Northbound traffic was closed until the ship was removed from northbound lane. Problem was fixed, the ship started moving at around 0130 UTC Feb 2. PRINCESS SARA is en route from Isdemir Turkey to Constanta Romania.
General cargo ship PRINCESS SARA, IMO 9000728, dwt 4706, built 1991, flag Tanzania, manager BLUE BAY INVESTMENTS LTD, Romania (EQUASIS).



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.