Disabled Turkish cargo ship taken on tow, Aegean sea

General cargo ship ADES was disabled due to mechanical failure in Aegean sea in the evening Jan 23, while trying to shelter from stormy seas S of Levitha island. The ship drifted south, Master requested assistance, tug POTHITOS (IMO 9012094) from Kalymnos was deployed. ADES was taken on tow at around 0315 UTC Jan 24, destination yet unknown. The ship is en route from Haifa Israel to Tuzla Turkey, Marmara sea.
General cargo ship ADES, IMO 9523237, dwt 3331, built 2008, flag Panama, manager ADES Shipping, Turkey.

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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.