LIBERIAN registered bulk carrier Genmar Trust,
which suffered engine failure in the Atlantic earlier this week,
has been towed into the Ria de Vigo, in Galicia, Spain,
the harbour master at Vigo port authority, Juan José Escolar, has confirmed.
The Russian tug Fotiy Krylov towed the vessel fully laden
with 96,000 tonnes of coal from Ponta Delgada in the Azores.
"The ship will be repaired in the Ria de Vigo,
but the engine has not yet been inspected
to discover the cause of the breakdown,"
Escolar said. New York-based owner General Maritime
was not required to pay a deposit payment to enter the Ria de Vigo,
as there was no risk of damage to the environment, Escolar added.
Under Spanish legislation, harbour master authorities can demand
the owner make a bond deposit payment for ships in distress wishing to enter ports.