The cargo ship Celtic Mariner had to perform a difficult U-turn into the wind in the narrow Wrach Channel off Penarth yesterday when a fault developed in her engine.
The ship, which is registered in Antigua, is operated by the Cardiff based Charles M Willie shipping company.
The ship managed to carry out a 180 degree turn and limped back to Barry Roads where she s remained offshore overnight at anchor for repairs.
A track of the ship shows how she carried out the 180 degree turn when only a few hundred yards from the lock gates of Cardiff Docks.
This afternoon the 300-foot-long vessel eventually appeared once again off Penath – this time with a tug astern to slow the ship for entrance into the lock gates at Cardiff’s Queen Alexandra Dock