Chemical tanker Copernicus (IMO 8713809) suffered engine failure in the English Channel on June 6th, while en route from Moerdijk, Netherlands to Bilbao, Spain. The vessel was brought to anchor in the southbound traffic lane at around 07.00 local time June 6th, where, as of 13.30 local time, it remained. 1987-built, 1,525 gt Copernicus is owned by World Logistics Ltd of Paradis, Norway, and managed by Seatrans AS of the same address. It is entered with Gard on behalf of World Logistics Ltd.
Turkish police seized 1071 kilos of heroin on board offshore supply tug Commander Tide (IMO 8413150) on June 2nd, it was revealed yesterday. The vessel was intercepted in the Mediterranean en route from Suez. Nine Turkish crew were apprehended. Heroin was hidden in various compartments throughout the vessel, which was taken to Aksaz Naval Base, Marmaris, Turkey. 1984-built, 911 gt Commander Tide is owned and managed by Corbata Maritime Ltd. ISM manager is unknown.
RoRo Ferry Tariq Ibn Ziyad (IMO 9109768) could not sail from Marseilles to Skikda on the night of June 5th due damage in the propulsion system. It was Taken to the Gare Polyvalente de la Major in Marseille for repairs and a replacement service was provided by the Enterprise Nationale De Transport Maritime De Voyageurs (ENTMV). 1995-built, 21,659 gt Tariq Ibn Ziyad is owned and managed by ENTMV of Alger, Algeria. It is entered with West of England P&I Club on behalf of Enterprise Nationale De Transport Maritime De Voyageurs.