Ainu Princess Disabled
The 17324 dwt freighter Ainu Princess was disabled off the Dry Tortugas after it’s engine failed and lost propultion. The Ainu Princess was loaded with 8800 tons of dry grain from New Orleans bound for Mariel, Cuba. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard for assistance that it was at risk of going aground. The Coast Guard was on scene, but the Owners of the Ainu Princess had arranged the tug Resolve Pioneer to tow the vessel to Mariel. The tug will release its tow just outside the harbor as it cannot enter Cuban territorial water.