Chinese bulk carrier with Russian coal disabled in Bohai sea

Bulk carrier GREAT WENXIANG suffered power loss on Nov 30, though probably earlier, north of Weihai, Bohai sea, while en route from Russia – Vanino, with most probably, cargo of coal. Bulk carrier was taken on tow on Nov 30 and towed to Yantai Anchorage, where she was anchored in the morning Dec 2.
Bulk carrier GREAT WENXIANG, IMO 9215749, dwt 75933, built 1999, flag Liberia, manager NICE GLORY LTD, China.



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