1. On 01 May 2003, the M/V SICHEM PRINCESS MARIE CHANTEL reported to VTS
that they had lost propulsion while in the turning basin by Droyers
Point, north of Darling International Terminal in Newark Bay.
2. The Chief Engineer stated that the vessel may of gotten some dirt
in a air switch-over valve for the starting air system.
The crew is in the process of removing valves
to ensure they are free of any foreign objects.
3. The main engine has been tested in all modes/conditions
and checked out as OK.
4. There was no pollution, nor were there any personnel
injuries associated with this casualty.