LNG tanker Excel mishaps, Alaska
LNG tanker Excel suffered propulsion loss on Apr 27 while leaving Kachemak Bay, Alaska, reported USCG. The faulty gasket was replaced, but on Apr 29 vessel suffered another failure, this time it was engine telegraph. Vessel was able to leave Kachemak Bay and move to ConocoPhilips LNG plant in Nikiski, Alaska, on May 1, escorted by tugs. At present Excel is docked in Nikisiki and will stay docked until completing repairs.