Disabled bulk carrier towed to Brest

Bulk carrier AURORA ONE encountered propulsion issue at night Sep 20 west of Ushant in south west English Channel, while en route from Bayonne France, Bay of Biscay, to Skagen Denmark, in ballast. The ship went adrift, SAR ship ABEILLE BOURBON responded, and took bulk carrier on tow in the early hours Sep 21, when the ship was north of Ushant. She was towed to Brest, anchored at Brest anchorage at night Sep 21. As of morning Sep 22, remained anchored.
Bulk carrier AURORA ONE, IMO 9343819, dwt 12526, built 2007, flag Marshall islands, manager AURORA SHIPPING LTD-BUL.



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