Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Cargo services Ships Agency Department received an unusual request when the M.V Abis Cardiff sailed from Bird Port with a cargo of 5000 tonnes of steel coils bound for Misurata in Algeria on the 26th August. The vessel experienced immediate engine trouble and put in at Blue Anchor Bay off the Somerset coast. Cargo Services arranged for a team of specialist engineers to be flown into Cardiff airport and hired the services of a motor launch to ferry the engineers back and fore to the vessel from Cardiff Bay Marina.
The engine problem was resolved within three days and the M.V Abis Cardiff was able to continue on her voyage on the 29th August