March 26, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 2730 dwt freighter Asteropa reported it was disabled after its engine had failed while off Sosnovets Island in the White Sea. The Asteropa had left Rotterdam bound for Arkhangel, Russia with a cargo of steel. The crew is trying to fix the engine and has not asked for a tow. However, the vessel is currently stuck in ice and an icebreaker was proceeding to free the Asteropa.