Supertanker in full load disabled while unmooring

VLCC NEW MEDAL on Oct 13 suffered engine failure while leaving Terminal Marítimo Almirante Maximiano Fonseca – TEBIG in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, being in full load and bound for Ningbo China. The ship was in process of unmooring with pilot on board and tugs assistance, when at 0530 LT she suffered engine failure. Tanker was stopped by dropping anchor and assisting 5 tugs. Later she was moved to outer anchorage west of terminal, and anchored. Reportedly, engine was repaired in some 12 hours after accident, but as of 0400 UTC Oct 14 she was still at anchor.
Crude oil tanker NEW MEDAL, IMO 9376749, dwt 297395, built 2009, flag HK, manager ASSOCIATED MARITIME CO HK LTD (EQUASIS).



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