On Saturday, due to poor weather conditions, the Baltic Performer cargo ship carrying 6,000 t of vegetables was over 12 ° C off the coast of Penmarc’h. He was able to join Brest in the night from Sunday to Monday.
On Saturday at 3 pm, Etel’s Regional Operational Monitoring and Rescue Center (Cross) is warned by Lann Bihoué’s maritime patrol that a freighter is in trouble off Penmarc’h ( Finistère).
The 150 m long vessel from Vlissingen (the Netherlands) bound for Senegal with 25 crewmembers is located 180 km west of Penmarc’h Point. It carries about 6,000 t of vegetables.
Strongly constrained by this lodging, the ship, in spite of everything, decides to go towards Brest in a sea becoming more favorable. He is escorted by the tug Abeille Bourbon who sailed from Camaret at 7 pm and rallied to the area shortly after 2 am Sunday.