Maersk container ship adrift in Caribbean after engine room fire

Container ship MAERSK VILNIUS suffered fire and was disabled early in the morning Apr 26 in the Caribbean east of Guadeloupe, France, while en route from Freeport Bahamas to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Offshore tug ALP DEFENDER (IMO 9737242) was contracted for towage. Tug sailed from Trinidad, as of 0600 UTC Apr 29 MAERSK VILNIUS was adrift, with tug ALP DEFENDER steaming towards her. Tug is to reach container ship and commence towage toady Apr 29, port of destination unknown.
Container ship MAERSK VILNIUS, IMO 9408956, dwt 26020, capacity 1800 TEU, built 2010, flag Singapore.



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