Tanker disabled, under tow, Norway

Chemical tanker CHRISTINA suffered engine failure at around 1330 UTC Oct 23 soon after leaving Elnesvagen Norway, bound for Aberdeen UK. The ship had to contact MRCC and request assistance, because she started to drift towards coast. She was taken on tow by fish farm ship FROY HARVEST, later joined by tug VIVAN. As of 1730 UTC caravan was approaching Elnesvagen.
Chemical tanker CHRISTINA, IMO 9118496, dwt 9494, built 1996, flag Norway, manager UTKILEN AS.





Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.