Tanker towed to Zhoushan
The "Front Hakata" was under tow since Aug 20 bound to Zhoushan-Ningbo, ETA Aug 30, by the offshore tug "Akatsuki" (IMO: 9728966), sailing in WSW direction at around 4-6 knots speed with an ETA as of Sep 4. The ship arrived at Zhoushan on Sep 10 at 02.50 a.m. and sailed again on Oct 16 at 08.50 a.m., bound to Singapore, ETA Oct 27.
Tanker towed to Tokya Anchorage
The "Front Hakata", which had been disabled after a fire, was finally towed to Tokyo Bay and moored on the anchorage in pos. 35° 30.65' N 139° 56.14' E. Offloading was due to commence on Aug 18.
Tanker on fire off Japan
The "Front Hataka" suffered a fire in the engine room due to a turbocharger damage on Aug 5, 2018, at 3 a.m. west of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, south of Tokyo Bay. The tanker was waiting to dock at Chiba since its arrival from Ju'aymah on Aug 4, being fully loaded with a cargo of crude oil. There was no risk of the fire spreading to cargo tanks. The crew members initiated emergency response procedures, shutting down fuel and ventilation systems and sealing the room. All crew members were safe and accounted for and the fire was extinguished at 6 a.m. There has been no leakage of fuel or cargo and no ingress of water. The vessel remained in a stable condition with backup power. All the relevant authorities were informed, and a firefighting team from the Japanese Coastguard attended the vessel, as a precaution. Prior to disembarking, they inspected the engine room and confirmed all was in a safe and stable condition. A team has now re-entered the engine room and work are ongoing to restore full power and propulsion to the vessel. The tanker was moved out to sea in the course of the operation to a position southeast of southernmost Chiba assisted by the tugs "Acoba Maru" (MMSI: 431003385), and "Nagato Maru" (MMSI: 431005054), at her side, moving in southeast direction at 1,5 knots speed. The 25 crew members, all Indian nationalities, were not injured.Upload News