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SHIP NAME: Genmar Trust KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source Safety at Sea, 2005-11-03
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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.


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After the engine failure, the ship was originally towed to Ponta Delgada, where PSC found 16 major deficiencies and detained. Flag state Liberia offered the novel argument that a ship suffering a major casualty should be exempt from such inspections. The vessel suffered a major engine casualty prior to entering the port of Punta Delgada. This ship should not have received a Port State detention as they had followed all of the reporting and safety requirements. For this reason we appealed the detention. Our appeal was denied.

We dont know the date of this casualty. The detention was dated 2005-10-13, so the engine failure must have been very early October. Class was DNV.