Troubled bulk carrier on tow, Med

Bulk carrier ORMI suffered mechanical failure on Jan 21 in Mediterranean soith of Rhodes island, Greece, while en route from Kherson Ukraine to Haifa Israel, and started to drift. The ship was adrift until Jan 23, when contracted tug KARAPIPERIS 18 (IMO 8810205) took her on tow and towed to southern coast of Karpathos, where ships either were waiting for favourable weather or probably, fixing some problems. Towage resumed early in the morning Jan 25, in northern direction, destination probably Piraeus. ORMI is loaded with cargo of soybeans.
Bulk carrier ORMI, IMO 9397200, dwt 16648, built 2006, flag Panama, manager ACA SHIPPING CORP Greece.



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.