The 190 meter long, 45629 dwt freighter Rochester Castle became disabled after a machine failure while proceeding in the Bosphorus. The freighter’s crew dropped anchors to avoid the vessel going aground stopping traffic. Authorities dispatched a tug to the scene which towed the freighter to a nearby dock. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Rochester Castle was scheduled to sail from Russia to Djibouti with a cargo of wheat.