Passenger ferry fire, Black sea

Fire erupted in engine room of ro-pax ferry GREIFSWALD on Jun 18 in Black sea, the ship being en route from Chornomork Ukraine to Batumi Georgia. Not much details available, understood the ship was disabled, adrift for several hours, later taken on tow and towed to Chornomorsk anchorage. As of 1300 UTC Jun 19, the hip was approaching Chornomorsk, escorted or towed by two tugs. No injures reported.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship GREIFSWALD, IMO 8311912, GT 24084, built 1988, flag Panama, operator UKRFERRY, Ukraine.

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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.