Ro-ro ship troubled outside San Juan, Puerto Rico


Ro-ro cargo ship ISLAND EXPRESS reported broken pipe and water ingress in engine room in the afternoon Jul 29, shortly after leaving San Juan, Puerto Rico, to avoid Tropical Cyclone 9. Coast Guard sent SAR boats to assist cargo ship, if need be, ISLAND EXPRESS was allowed to return to San Juan. She was met by tugs at port’s entrance, and safely berthed in port. Situation is reported to be under control, with water ingress sealed, excess bilge water pumped out. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating:...


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