Bitumen tanker BLACK SHARK suffered engine failure in the morning Dec 18 north of La Coruna, Spain, Bay of Biscay, while en route from Santander to Huelva.
Was taken on tow in the morning Dec 20 by offshore tug RIA DE VIGO, to be towed to La Coruna, ETA evening Dec 20. Tanker is in ballast.
Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker BLACK SHARK is currently located at UKC – Biscay Bay at position 43° 24′ 00.4″ N, 008° 25′ 05.3″ W as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-12-20 19:27 UTC (2 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Southwest direction at force 4 Beaufort.
The vessel departed from EL ASTILLERO, ES on 2022-12-17 10:22 LT (UTC +1) and is currently sailing at 6.7 knots with East direction heading to CORUNA, ES with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-12-20 16:30 LT (UTC +1) local time (4 hours, 1 minute ago)
BLACK SHARK (IMO: 9480655) is a Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker that was built in 2010 (12 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Italy.
It’s carrying capacity is 8476 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 4.9 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 116.97 meters and her width is 19 meters.
New FleetMon Vessel Safety Risk Reports Available: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/