Very large LNG carrier disabled, on tow Jun 28 Update Statement

Company Statement:
China Energy Ship Management Co., Ltd., The managers of the LNG Carrier CESI Gladstone (113,397 GT 2016 Built), report that there was a main engine outage on board the vessel which resulted in a loss of propulsion, whilst on passage from Australia to China on 22nd June 2018.
All the crew on board are safe and the incident caused no injuries or pollution. Towage was promptly arranged and the vessel has safely arrived at port Rabaul OPL, Papua New Guinea where repairs will be carried in accordance with Class.

Jun 28 Update: Caravan passed St. George’s Channel between West Britain and New Ireland islands, PNG, and stopped off Rabaul, northern tip of New Britain, early Jun 27. As of morning Jun 28, tug and tanker were still of Rabaul. Port of destination remains unchanged.
Jun 26 Update: Tanker was taken on tow by tug PACIFIC SALVOR (IMO 8209339, flag PNG), on Jun 24. As of early Jun 26, caravan was moving off southern coast of New Britain, Solomon sea, at 2.5 knots speed, in eastern direction. Destination yet unknown.
Jun 24: LNG tanker CESI GLADSTONE, IMO 9672820, GT 113397, Solomon sea – NUC since Jun 21, en route from Gladstone Australia to Beihai China, ETA Jul 3. Tanker is in load.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 34% (08-JUN-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.

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