The general cargo ship Langeoog suffered mechanical failure and remained adrift in Gibraltar, shortly after leaving the port of Algeciras. The vessel started to drift south off Europa Point in eastern Gibraltar, being navigation danger for the heavy traffic in the strait. The weather was fresh and there was no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the ship, but crew was unable to restart the engine and requested assistance by the local authorities. At the scene of the troubled general cargo ship Langeoog was sent salvage tug Luz De Mar, which towed her to Algeciras. There were no injured people and no reported water pollution during the incident.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident. The ship will be hold for special survey and inspection before return in service and resume the voyage to Fenit, Ireland. During the accident, the shipping in Gibraltar was not affected
The general cargo ship Langeoog (IMO: 9506136) has overall length of 108.10 m, moulded beam of 16.70 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The freighter has deadweight of 5,463 DWT and gross tonnage of 4,591 GRT. The vessel was built in 2013 by Daoda Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Qidong, China.