Italian bulk carrier disabled after engine room accident, crew injured, medevaced

Bulk carrier CHRISTIN suffered accident in understood, engine room, in Mediterranean south of Crete, during Sep 11-12, while en route from Damietta Egypt yo Barletta Italy, with cargo of fertilizers. The ship was disabled, but fixed problem and resumed voyage. One crew, oiler, was injured, in need of urgent medical assistance. The ship closed Crete on Sep 12, injured crew was airlifted to hospital by Greek Air Force helicopter. CHRISTIN resumed voyage at around 1300 UTC Sep 12. Character of trouble unknown, maybe explosion.
Bulk carrier CHRISTIN, IMO 9455985, dwt 7300, built 2008, flag Italy, manager MGD SHIPPING SPA.



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