Tanker broke down in her maiden voyage from Korea, assisted

Posted By Tony Sanchez / March 29, 2019 / Sea Accident / 0 Comments

March 29, 2019

Product tanker IONIAN STAR suffered engine failure early in the morning Mar 29 off Fedje, Norway, north of Bergen, while en route from Liverpool UK to Slovag Norway and being actually, on her maiden voyage, which started in Ulsan Korea, in Jan this year.

Coast Guard patrol ship KV SENJA assisted disabled, dangerously close to coast tanker, by taking her on tow and keeping stable, until the crew restarted engine, and tanker was under way again. At around 0830 UTC Mar 29 tanker safely reached Slovag, and was berthed.

Source: (Fleetmon)

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