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SHIP NAME: LNG Libra KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source GASTECH 1981
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In early October, 1980, the LNG LIBRA had loaded a full cargo of LNG at the Bontang Terminal and was en route to Japan. On October 3, 1980 at 0337 hours, the tailshaft fractured at a location within the stern tube, disabling the vessel. It was subsequently determined that the unattached section of tailshaft and the propeller had shifted aft until it rested against the rudder. At that time the LNG LIBRA was about 22 miles off the east coast of Mindanao. The Captain immediately notified the Energy Transportation Corporation office in Osaka who in turn notified the headquarters in New York. The weather was fair and the vessel proceeded to drift south along the coast. It was at no time considered to be in imminent danger of grounding. This paper describes in detail the subsequent emergency ship-to-ship transfer that took place between this vessel and the LNG Virgo.

Paper delivered by: GJ Masaitisj EG Tornay (both of Energy Transportation Corp, New York)


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Shaft moved against rudder. Tail shaft fractured.

Propeller tail shaft fractured while enroute from Indonesia to Japan. Shipt towed to Phillippines, cargo transfered to sister ship LNG Leo, then towed to Singapore for repairs.


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Ship was nearly new, built 1979, General Dynamics, Quincy, steam turbine, spherical tanks. Believe American flag.