Freighter dragged anchor, breached, Greece

General cargo ship PUFFY while en route from Ravenna encountered mechanical problems in Aegean sea, was anchored off Salamis island, S of Piraeus. Anchor dragged in rough weather on Dec 13 and the ship drifted onto rocks or coast in Akra Tropaia area, Salamis, suffering hull breach in engine room, with controlled water ingress. She was towed to Ampelakia and berthed. Reportedly she’ll undergo repairs at Ampelakia.
General cargo ship PUFFY, IMO 9513373, dwt 11500, built 2009, flag Malta, manager BST SERVICES SAGL, Switzerland.

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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.