Container ship failed to dock at Piraeus, and virus has nothing to do with it

Container ship ATLANTIC SOUTH suffered engine failure on Mar 27 while heaving up anchor at Piraeus Anchorage, to get pilot on board and proceed to Piraeus port. The ship remained at anchor and as of afternoon Mar 28, was still at anchor, understood carrying out repairs. The ship arrived from Split Croatia on Mar 26. Kind of rare event nowadays – just an accident, with no corona involved.
Container ship ATLANTIC SOUTH (ex K-WAVE), IMO 9414137, dwt 8509, capacity 704 TEU, built 2007, flag Liberia, manager SINOKOR MERCHANT MARINE CO LTD (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.