LNG tanker remains moored with no incident or risk during storm - Electrogas
Electrogas made it a point yesterday to issue a statement saying that during the storm that hit the Maltese islands over the weekend – strong winds and rough seas – the LNG tanker “remained at all times moored safely with no incident or risk exposure whatsoever.”
The worst weather recorded in the ships logs over the weekend was an ENE wind of Force 7 (25 ~ 30 knots wind) with wind gusts touching 40 Knots frequently. The sea condition was choppy due to wind with a swell of Hs 0.5 metres, Electrogas said.
The FSU was in the process of fine tuning the spread mooring chains assisted by four tugs from time to time, and did not have to cease this work. During the full period of the storm, the FSU rolled by a couple of degrees due to swell and held its position comfortably, it added.
The storm that hit the Maltese Islands was one known as a “grigalata”, with winds blowing from the northeast. Marsaxlokk Bay, where the tanker is situated, is facing the southeast so it was more sheltered than areas such as Valletta, Sliema and St Julian’s, which faced the storm head on.