Container ship ELBTRADER disabled, towed to safety, English Channel

Dec 12: ELBTRADER, IMO 9388534, English Channel S of Isle of Wight, NUC since 0100 UTC, from Rotterdam to Dublin.
Dec 13 Update: Suffered engine failure, was taken on tow at around 0530 UTC Dec 12, towed to Southampton. As of morning Dec 13, remained berthed at Southampton.
Container ship ELBTRADER, IMO 9388534, dwt 11174, capacity 974 TEU, built 2008, flag Cyprus, manager ELBDEICH REEDEREI.



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