The chemical tanker "VAAGEN" (11,360gt, built 2006) was
in the course of a voyage from Houston for Rotterdam
when she suffered intermediate shaft bearing failure
on or around 12 September 2006.
The vessel proceeded at reduced speed to Lisbon under tug escort.
Repairs have been carried out at Lisbon
and the vessel is now on route to Rotterdam with an ETA of 8 October.
As a result of the necessity to put into Lisbon as a port of refuge,
the owners have declared GA and have appointed MacDonald Hebditch as GA adjusters.
The vessel is laden with 14,170mt of various chemical products
and we are instructed to represent those concerned with part cargo.