Tanker disabled in Brunsbüttel
Enroute from Rotterdam, where it had sailed on Dec 19 at 1.45 a.m., to Kaliningrad, ETA Dec 21, the "Granato" suffered an engine failure at the locks of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel on Dec 20, 2018, around 8 a.m. The ship briefly grounded despite and emergency anchoring was taken in tow by the tugs "Luchs" (IMO-No.: 8912211) and "Wolf" (IMO-No.: 9036260). After passing the locks, it was pulled to the railway pilings in the canal port of Brunsbüttel by the tugs "Bugsier 15" (IMO-No.: 9021112) and "Wolf" for investigations and repairs at 10 a.m. It resumed its sailing at 6.40 p.m. The eastbound transit of the vessel, however, was interrupted already again on Dec 21 at 5.20 suffered when the tanker encpuntered an engine failure in Groß-Nordsee. The disabled ship was taken to Kiel in the evening where it berthed at the North Jetty of the Scheer Port at 12.50 a.m. early on Dec 22. The tanker left Kiel after repairs on Dec 23 short past midnight and resumed the voyage to Kaliningrad, where she arrived on Dec 24. Photos: https://www.forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23#p155000; https://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1377&p=155045#p155045
Granato under quarantine in Spain after one crew died from infectious disease
Product tanker Granato was put under quarantine in El Ferrol, La Coruna, Spain, on Aug 2 after one of the crew died presumably from contagious disease. Vessel asked for medical assistance while being at sea en route from Leixoes Portugal to El Ferrol, reporting that the man of Indian nationality died from, they presume, cardiac seizure. The body was taken to hospital, where autopsy found the cause of death to be infectious disease. The court in Vigo ordered a quarantine, nobody allowed to leave or board vessel, except specialists. Among last four ports of call are Rotterdam and Antwerp. Quarantine will last one or two days, depending on medical research results.
Ship departed Rotterdam Europort on Sep 19 at 3.45 p.m. Dutch report with photos of the grounded vessel: http://www.tugspotters.com/dev/index.php?itemid=31042#moreUpload News