The pod control system failed on 19 Sep 2006,
while Prospero was on passage in the Gulf of Finland;
the crew experienced a loss of steering control,
and an alarm had sounded.
The crew reported the inciednt and SSP service engineers,
together with a DNV surveyor, attende the ship.
The faulty unit (the gauss transmitter) was sent ashore
but, because of lack of available spares, it was necessary
to effect temporary repairs to allow the vessel
to continue in service.