On May 2, the 1975 built, 12,723 product carrier
Athina experienced engine difficulties
whilst sailing through the Dardanelles
in front of Canakkale Lighthouse.
On May 6, it sailed for Nikolayev
having completed all formalities.
Barbados flagged tanker Athina suffered engine failure
and went adrift in Çanakkale Straits on May 2 at 0035LT.
Tugs Kurtarma 2 and Söndüren 10 were dispatched to assist.
The Athina was safely anchored at Karanlik Port at 0230LT.
From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Tues. May 6 2008).