Bulk carrier disabled off Florida. Update: under tow again, now across Atlantic.

Jun 2 Update: Obviously, ship’s engine couldn’t be fixed in Freeport, the ship left port on May 29 on tow of anchor handling tug ALP DEFENDER (IMO 9737242), to be towed to Lisbon Portugal, ETA Jun 19.
Bulk carrier ACHILLES II reportedly suffered engine failure on May 16 being E of Fort Lauderdale, while en route from New Orleans to Alexandria Egypt. According to track, was towed to Freeport Bahamas, berthed on May 17. As of May 22, was in the same position.
Bulk carrier ACHILLES II, IMO 9269001, dwt 75785, built 2004, flag Panama, manager MARITIME ENTERPRISES MGMT SA, Greece (EQUASIS).

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.