Freighter disabled by fire, drifting, Bay of Biscay

General cargo ship TEJO ALGES reported fire in engine room at around 1030 UTC Sep 1 in Bay of Biscay, north of Ferrol, Spain, while en route from Ferrol to Greenore, Ireland. Fire was extinguished by crew, but understood, fire inflicted damages, which disabled TEJO ALGES. Owner reportedly, is planning to contract towage, to tow the ship back to Ferrol. As of 0530 UTC Sep 2, she was still adrift.
General cargo ship TEJO ALGES, IMO 9240251, dwt 4200, built 2001, flag Portugal, manager ARKON SHIPPING GMBH & CO KG.



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