The 150 meter long, 10603 dwt reefer Baltic Performer became disabled off Penmarc’h, France. The Baltic Performer was headed for Dakar, Senegal with 6100 tons of vegetables from Vlissingen, Netherlands. While off France, the vessel was hit by strong winds and heavy swells with waves reaching 9 meters in height. In this difficult conditions, the vegetable cargo shifted resulting in the vessel developing of a 15 degree list to port.
Fearing the vessel may capsize or sink, the Baltic Performer requested assistance. Authorities dispatched a tug from Camaret to assist the reefer. Several hours later, the tug reached the Baltic Performer and escorted the reefer to shelter off Brest, France. No reports of injuries or pollution released.