The PCTC Neptune Galene has sailed from the Port of Melbourne after suffering engine issues mid-Port Phillip Bay last week.

On 11 June the Greek-flagged, 3800 CEU PCTC experienced generator problems as it arrived from Antwerp on a voyage charter to Renault, causing a loss of power.

The 2014-built Neptune Galene was safely berthed at Webb Dock West for discharge, before being shifted to a lay-by berth at Appleton Dock, where it was officially detained by AMSA pending appropriate repairs.

AMSA detained the vessel under Navigation Act 2012 “due to a mechanical failure of the electrical generating system”.

AMSA stated on Friday (14 June) that the RORO would “remain detained until compliant with International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)”.

Vessel owners Neptune Lines reportedly engaged surveyors and repair vendor/s to attend the vessel for the appropriate action related to the engine defect/s.

AMSA outlined a further requirement for the vessel that, once the necessary parts had been installed and tested, the vessel’s Class was to survey the repairs and functionality prior to being released.

Neptune Galene sailed on Saturday (15 June), and will resume transit to Busan New Port in South Korea.