Panamax bulk carrier disabled in Dardanelles

Bulk carrier PANTHER MAX suffered engine failure in Dardanelles while ballasting from Egypt to Chornomorsk Ukraine at around 1340 UTC Feb 2 north of Canakkale. Traffic Control Center was immediately alerted, SAR tugs responded and took disabled bulk carrier to anchorage in front of Saltik, Dardanelles. As of 1730 UTC Feb 2, the ship remained in the same position.
Bulk carrier PANTHER MAX, IMO 9593402, dwt 81283, built 2012, flag Bahamas, manager ENTERPRISES SHIPPING & TRADING, Greece.



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