Tanker JANA DESGAGNES disabled in heavy ice
Product tanker JANA DESGAGNES got stuck in heavy ice in Cabot Strait off the southwestern coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, on Mar 21. Rudder was damaged by ice, the ship asked for assistance. Canadian Coast Guard sent an icebreaker CAPTAIN MOLLY KOOL (IMO 9199646) to generally, take situation under control and prevent tanker drift towards shore. Tanker was taken on tow same day and moved further offshore. As of 0400 UTC Mar 23, tanker was off Cape Anguille. Heavy icebreaker LOUIS S ST LAURENT (IMO 6705937) understood to be already deployed, to take tanker out of heavy ice. After tanker is taken to free water, she’s to be towed Sydney Nova Scotia for repairs, by already contracted tug. Tanker is loaded with some 8000 tons of oil products, she was en route from Toronto to Come By Chance, Newfoundland. No leak yet.
All in all, it’s rather a common accident for shipping in heavy ice conditions.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 34% (08-AUG-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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