Engine Failure Results in 6-Day Towing for Boxship

MSC container ship
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The MSC KATYAYNI, a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, experienced engine failure and required towing over a span of six days from a location approximately 300 nautical miles off Vigo, Spain's coast.

Measuring 275 meters in length and 40 meters in width, the MSC KATYAYNI embarked on its journey from Altamira, Mexico, on February 16th, aiming to reach the port of Antwerp, Belgium, by the end of the week.

On February 29th, 2024, the vessel suffered a malfunction in its propulsion system, leaving it adrift at sea.

The towing operation was undertaken by the "VB Hispania," a part of the Boluda towing fleet. The MSC KATYAYNI was successfully brought to the port of Vigo on March 5th, where it is currently docked securely.