LPG tanker distressed in stormy seas, towed to safety, Norway

LPG tanker CRYSTAL LAVENDER suffered engine failure west of Farsund, southern Norway, in the morning Feb 11, while en route from Portugal to port in Norway. Tanker started to drift towards Norway coast, tug FFS ATHOS (IMO 9714575) was deployed. Tanker was taken on tow at around 1830 UTC Feb 11, and towed to Lyngdal Norway, she was anchored at around 0300 UTC Feb 12.
LPG tanker CRYSTAL LAVENDER, IMO 9851610, dwt 4920, built 2019, flag Singapore, manager KUMIAI NAVIGATION PTE LTD.



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.