Spanish Coastguard tows disabled tanker to Cartagena

The 2008-built chemical tanker Orakai was towed to the port of Cartagena, Spain, after it suffered engine issues on Tuesday morning, according to the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency.

The Spanish coastguard sent the tug Clara Campoamor to assist the tanker, which was loaded with 4,732 tons of ethanol when it ran into trouble some 13 miles south west of Calblanque, Murcia.

Unfavourable weather conditions in the area affected the towing operation, which lasted almost 24 hours, according to the officials.

At the time of the incident there were 12 people on board the 6,886 dwt tanker.

According to AIS data from MarineTraffic, the 103-meter long ship is currently moored in Cartagena.

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