Containership LIDER HALIL disabled in Dardanelles, anchored at Erenkoy

Containership LIDER HALIL (9462275) reportedly suffered a mechanical failure in Dardanelles, south of Canakkale, while crossing the Strait in the southern direction. The ship had to make an emergency anchor off Kilitbahir and was later taken to the Erenkoy anchorage area with the assistance of tugs.

As of 1200 UTC May 31, the containership remains anchored at the same position.

LIDER HALIL was en route from Novorossiysk, Russia to Alexandria, Egypt when it suffered the breakdown.