Ship stopped for engine repairs
The 'Grande Colonia', en route from Portbury to Le Havre with 27 crew members on board, needed repairs of its main engine exhaust brake in position 51 14 52N, 004 20 45W, about 9,2 nautical miles from Ilfracombe,on Oct 29, 2021. The vessel was carrying 25094 metric tonnes of cars as cargo. The crew carried out repairs, and the ship was under way again within five hours with an ETA at Le Havre as of Oct 31.
Master medevaced off Valencia
The 53 year old maser of the 'Grande Colonia', which was moored at Valéncia anchorage, was medevaced in the morning of Jan 18, 2020, by the helicopter Helimer 202. A boat and the Helimer 202 helicopter were mobilized to the site for the transfer to the La Fe de València hospital for treatment at 12.30 a.m. The medevac was carried out by Salvamento Maritímo. The vessel had arrived from Civitavecchia on Jan 13 at 11.20 p.m. and dropped anchor in pos. 39° 24.12' N 000° 16.57' W.
Car carrier in Vigo after engine damage
On Apr 12 at 5 p.m. the "Grande Colonia" entered the port of Vigo with tug assistance, coming from Antwerp, after an engine damage had occurred. As the extent of the damage was unknown, the length of the unexpected stay at the Transatlantc Quay could not yet be determined. The ship had already encountered problems with the main engine on Apr 5 while enroute from Portbury, Bristol, to Antwerp, and again on Apr 6. She had berthed in Antwerp on Apr 7 at 5 a.m. and sailed again on Apr 9 at 12.15 a.m. Spanish report with photo: http://www.farodevigo.es/gran-vigo/2018/04/12/buque-cochero-amarra-terminal-cruceros/1871542.htmlUpload News