Product tanker Chrisopigi Lady disabled after engine failure in Gibraltar Strait

Chrisopigi LadyThe product tanker Chrisopigi Lady lost propulsion power after engine failure in Gibraltar Strait. The vessel was en route from Milford Haven in UK to Port Said in Egypt, but remained adrift at Gibraltar Strait approach from Atlantic ocean. The product tanker Chrisopigi Lady was disabled within the separation scheme and requested immediate assistance due to navigation danger for the nearby vessels. At the scene of the disabled vessel was send salvage tug Luz De Mar, which took the product tanker under tow to Algeciras. The convoy successfully docked in Spanish port, where will be repaired and inspected before return in service and resume the voyage.

During the incident there were no injured people and no reported water pollution. The investigation for the root cause is under way.

The product tanker Chrisopigi Lady (IMO: 9288681) has overall length of 228.00 m, moulded beam of 32.20 m and maximum summer draft of 11.70 m. The deadweight of the ship is 71,810 DWT and the gross tonnage is 42,058 GRT. The product tanker was built in 2005 by STX Shipbuilding in their shipyard in Busan, South Korea. The vessel is operating under the flag of Liberia.