LPG tanker grounded, breached Update
Jan 18: ETHANE OPAL suffered steering failure and reportedly, collided with two ferries. Initial news mentioned ETHANE OPAL hull breach. In the morning Jan 18 tanker was at anchor in Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal, completing repairs and survey.
Jan 15: Southbound LPG tanker ETHANE OPAL ran aground in Ismailia area, Suez Canal, in the afternoon Jan 15. Reportedly some constructions were damaged or destroyed. Tanker was refloated and taken further down, said to be taken on 47 kilometer mark, for repairs – understood hull was breached with ensuing water ingress. Brand new tanker is en route from USA to India.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 36% (16-JAN-18), 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.