Turkish tanker troubled in Barents sea, Russia CORRECTION
Jul 10: Tanker STONE 1 accident initial report was wrong. Here’s correct one.
Crisis response consultancy MTI Network informed Maritime Bulletin, that the news on tanker STONE I accident in Barents sea https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/22997/turkish-tanker-troubled-barents-sea-russia/ weren’t correct, and attached a statement with accurate information:
As per initial reporting by the vessel, during berthing at Kolguev Island, Russia, due to poor manoeuvrability of the tug boat (Atriya), Vessel could not be positioned properly and berthing had to be aborted. No spill, no injury reported. The vessel presently dropped anchor and waiting for the developments and weather improvement.
Here’s a Russian report http://portnews.ru/news/260979/ published by Portnews.ru, not only short of details and dates, but, as it came out with the above statement, incorrect in the character of an incident. Tanker didn’t encounter any trouble, all encountered problems can be attributed to Russian side, which didn’t provide capable tug to position tanker for oil loading. Initial report was taken from MRCC Moscow report, so it remains unckear, who and why provided MRCC with incorrect information, and with what purposes.
Product tanker STONE 1 reportedly encountered mechanical problem with threat of possible power loss during loading operation at floating oil pipe reducer off Kolguyev Island east coast, Barents sea, Russia, on Jul 6 or Jul 7. Tug ATRIYA (IMO 8724107) was sent to assist. Tug was giving to tanker towing line when towline snapped and fouled tug’s propeller and rudder. By Jul 8 tug was under way again, it is said that tanker is also operative in all respects, though it is not clear what exactly does it mean. Tanker doesn’t need towage any more, or tanker ready for towage?
On archive photos oil loading operation off Kolguev island.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 32% (05-APR-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.