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Capesize bulk carrier disabled, 4 tugs responded, Canada

Capesize bulk carrier COMANCHE reported engine failure on Mar 11 in Placentia Bay, southwest Newfoundland, and started to drift. The ship in full load is en route from Pointe Noire Canada to Suez, ETA Mar 30. Understood COMANCHE was cruising in Placentia Bay prior to breakdown, most probably waiting out, to fit into a schedule. 4 tugs responded, a caravan is moving north into Placentia Bay, an operation is coordinated by CG.

Bulk Carrier COMANCHE is currently located at ECCAN – East Coast Canada at position 47° 45′ 22.5″ N, 054° 08′ 44.9″ Was reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-03-12 10:58 UTC (2 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from the Southeast direction at force 2 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port COME BY CHANCE ANCH, CA and her next destination is SUEZ CANAL, EG
COMANCHE (IMO: 9743289) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2016 (6 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Marshall Is.
Its carrying capacity is 180882 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 18 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 292 meters and her width is 45 meters.

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