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Disaster avoided thanks to tankers’ Captains and port authorities, La Coruna, Spain

Nov. 8, 2017 at 14:28 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Aframax tanker EAGLE TURIN and product tanker SICHEM HAWK had to leave Repsol oil terminal at La Coruna, Spain, in emergency, after their mooring lines started to break up one after another after strong wind and heavy waves hit the port in the morning Nov 8. First to take out was Aframax EAGLE TURIN, which was offloading 83000 tons of crude oil. Second was SICHEM HAWK, loading diesel oil. EAGLE TURIN since leaving port was moving in legs off La Coruna, SICHEM HAWK moved to Ria de Bentranzos Bay north of La Coruna, and brought to anchor. As of 1400 UTC Nov 8, EAGLE TURIN was still under way at sea, SICHEM HAWK was at anchor, awaiting weather to improve.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed EAGLE TURIN as having an ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 33% (25-MAY-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed SICHEM HAWK as having an ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 29% (07-FEB-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.

Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

Disaster avoided thanks to tankers’ Captains and port authorities, La Coruna, Spain

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