Disabled Russian freighter on tow, Aegean sea

General cargo ship SEA SPRINTER suffered mechanical failure and according to track, was disabled in the evening Jun 7 in Aegean sea south of Kavala, northern Greece, while en route from Kavala to Porto Nogaro, Italy. The ship was taken on to by tug APPOLON (IMO 7431806) early in the morning Jul 10, to be towed to Skiros, ETA Jul 10. It is not clear how SEA SPRINTER sailed to a position, where she was taken on tow, doesn’t look like she drifted two days straight, maybe she was towed by another tug, or limped at dead slow under own power. Or maybe she was waiting out, and suffered breakdown late Jul 9.
General cargo ship SEA SPRINTER, IMO 9364019, dwt 6355, built 2005, flag Malta, manager ULTRAMARINE LTD, Moscow Russia (EQUASIS).

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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.