Engine trouble off Dutch coast
The "Navig8 Tourmaline", whilst proceeding in the Terschelling - German Bight traffic separation scheme on Feb 25, 2019, at 3.540 a.m. in pos. 53 38 36 N, 005 05 00 E, the vessel made a controlled stop of its propulsion system to assess an alleged malfunction on the main engine cylinder oil lubricator. The weather conditions were favourable, and no navigational threats were identified. To mitigate any navigational threat and for extra safety, the vessel command in consultation with the technical operator of the Den Helder Coast Guard took the decision to slow down and to anchor at safe place after leaving the Traffic Separation Scheme at a safe place. The engine crew and the technical superintendent investigated the alarm of the cylinder oil lubricationof the main engine automation. To mitigate any risk, it was decided to replace the cylinder oil lubricator with a spare part. An applicable test as per manufacturer guidance was completed and vessel resumed the voyage from Emden to Point Lisas within three hours, ETA March 3.
Navig8 Chemical Tankers cancels five newbuilds at STX
Navig8 Chemical Tankers has revealed the cancellation of its contracts to build five 49,000 dwt MR tankers at Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessels, which were ordered during the last quarter of 2015, were schedule for delivery during 2017. Navig8 ordered a series of nine ships initially with two already delivered and two imminently scheduled for delivery, Navig8 Tourmaline in October and Navig8 Tanzanite in November. Navig8 said that all pre-delivery instalments have been refunded by Korea Development Bank, along with interest, as part of the refund guarantee. http://splash247.com/navig8-chemical-tankers-cancels-five-newbuilds-stx/Upload News