Rava towed to anchorage near Istanbul after engine failure

UK-based marine claims and consultancy firm WK Webster has reported that crude oil tanker Rava (IMO 9796743) had been towed to a nominated tanker anchorage zone after it experienced engine failure while transiting the Istanbul Strait on May 28th, en route from Istanbul to Cartagena in Spain.

The vessel was laden with about 90,000 metric tons of oil cargo at the time.

Following the engine failure the vessel subsequently lost power and drifted to shore at Istinye Point. Coastal safety tugs were deployed by the Authorities to tow the vessel to a nominated tanker anchorage zone.

WK Webster understood that the vessel had been subject to salvage services and said that it was possible that General Average might arise as a result of this casualty.

2017-built, Croatia-flagged, 63,802 gt Rava is owned by Rava Shipping LLC care of manager Tankerska Plovidba dd of Zadar, Croatia. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Rava Shipping LLC.