Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island
Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...
Yesterday morning, the chemical tanker Harbour Krystal suffered an explosion and subsequent fire while sailing northbound off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal. One crewmember is still missing and a search effort is currently underway by Portuguese authorities.
Nordic Tankers, operators of the vessel, report that the vessel is carrying a cargo of light virgin naptha and was bound for Amsterdam at the time of the incident. In an update on 7 March, a Nordic Tankers’ spokesperson notes “All cargo and bunker tanks remain intact and undamaged and there has been no pollution. The vessel is in a stable condition.”
A later update on 7 March said that the vessel has now entered and anchored in the port of Setubal, Portugal, where a full assessment will be conducted.
MT Harbour Krystal is a 2006 built double hulled tanker of 11,262 dwt.
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