Ro-ro cargo ship disabled, anchored to avoid grounding on Andros island coast, Greece

Ro-ro cargo ship HODZI suffered mechanical failure and was disabled at around 0600 UTC Sep 29 in Aegean sea north of Andros island, Greece. Caught in fresh weather with onshore wind, she drifted towards northern coast of Andros island, and anchored at around 1300 UTC to avoid grounding. As of 1430 UTC, she remained at anchor, understood waiting for tug. The ship with Turkish-Ukrainian crew is en route from Gemlik Turkey to Sfax Tunisia.
Ro-ro cargo ship HODZI, IMO 8302301, GT 15666, built 1988, flag Panama, manager VIYA SHIP MANAGEMENT CO, Istanbul (since Sep 2021 – EQUAIS).



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.