COSCO SHIPPING VIRGO by ship spotter Luca99
Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) COSCO SHIPPING VIRGO according to Portugal Maritime Authorities, suffered a loss of propulsion due to unspecified damage on Dec 24, while sailing along Portugal coast, en route from Piraeus to Rotterdam. The giant ship was disabled and adrift for some 3 plus hours according to track, from 1330 UTC until 1700 UTC, then she resumed sailing, arriving at Rotterdam on Dec 27. As of 0330 UTC Dec 28, she remained berthed at Rotterdam.
Comment: Short-time loss of propulsion due mainly, to engine issues, is the most widespread type of accident, I monitor at least several such accidents daily, globally. But there’s only a handful of giant ships with container capacity exceeding 20,000 TEU, so of course, each and every accident with such ships, however “trivial”, is an event in itself.