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Engine failure in Bosphorus
The 'AS Fatima', en route from Constanta to Piraeus, suffered an engine failure upon completion of the transit of the Bosphorus west of Yenikapi point, in pos. 40 58 12 N, 28 57 06 E on Dec 17, 2022, at 8.45 p.m. The tug 'Kurtarma 5' was tasked to assist, and the ship was taken to Istanbul anchorage, where it moored at 9 p.m. (Lat. 40.9671 Lng. 28.9390) for repairs by the crew. The ship resumed its voyage on Dec 18 at around 2 a.m. with an ETA as of Dec 19.
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Containership trio highlight upturn in activity at Gibdock
Gibdock’s success in attracting German shipowners to its facilities for shiprepair work continues to grow, with three German containerships docking at the Gibraltar yard within a six-week period during the last quarter of 2017. Ahrenkiel Steamship’s 1,300 teu AS Fatima spent time in drydock in the fourth quarter for varying maintenance and repair programmes. The 166m long AS Fatima arrived in Gibraltar in late October and was primarily docked for work to address a stern tube issue. This required the yard to dismantle and remove the tailshaft and transport it to the workshop, where the propeller blades and blade carriers, as well as the propeller hub itself, were completely overhauled. During the AS Fatima’s 21 day stay at the yard Gibdock also conducted a complete overhaul of the vessel’s main enginesNews schreiben