Disabled livestock carrier taken on tow, Balearic islands

Livestock carrier NABOLSI I experienced engine problems shortly after leaving Formentera anchorage, Formentera island, Balearic islands, Spain, western Med, on Nov 27. The ship was sheltering from storm at Formentera anchorage since Nov 20, couldn’t leave anchorage after storm passed because of engine problems. She is en route from Tenes Algeria to Sete France, understood with no cattle on board. She left anchorage early in the morning Nov 27, but after several hours of drift and hectic movements near Formentera coast, she was reportedly, taken on tow by Spanish SAR ship MARTA MARTA (IMO 9429120).
Livestock carrier NABOLSI I, IMO 7128760, gt 1259, built 1872, flag Panama, manager RJA GROUP SA, 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.