Latvian freighter disabled, on tow, Baltic sea

General cargo ship RIX LAGOON encountered mechanical problem in Baltic sea in Fehmarn Belt, NE of Kiel, shortly after midday Feb 25, while en route from Kiel to Kaliningrad, Russia. Tug BUELK was deployed. As of 1730 UTC, RIX LAGOON seemed to be taken on tow, caravan started moving towards Bay of Kiel. Weather said to be stormy.
General cargo ship RIX LAGOON, IMO 9192624, dwt 4439, built 1999, flag Liberia, manager RIX MANAGEMENT, Riga, Latvia.



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.