"Stay Safe at Sea": HELMEPA’s new campaign

The new campaign by the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) to enhance safety awareness among seafarers, sailors, fishermen, captains and crew of pleasure boats and sailboat skippers and to insist on adhering to safety regulations was presented on 11 May 2022. Mr George Tsavliris, CYMEPA Chairman, attended the event.

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Athenian Riviera Event

A special event entitled "Athenian Riviera - Development Center for Sea and Education" was organised by the Municipality of Palaio Faliro, on 11 May 2022. Many ambassadors of shipping education attended the event, including Mr George Tsavliris.

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ISU SURVEY: Great environmental benefit of salvage industry

A recent ISU pollution prevention survey demonstrates the critical role of professional salvors in protecting the marine environment. Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 226 services to
vessels carrying 2.6 million tonnes of potentially polluting cargo and fuel during operations in 2021.

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Bulk Carrier "VANTAGE RIDER"

On 21 March 2022, the Bulk Carrier "VANTAGE RIDER" (GT 18,481 – DWT 29,033), immobilised due to main engine problem and was drifting about 350 miles SW of Azores. The casualty was on a voyage from Vlissingen, Netherlands, to Barranquilla, Colombia. Tsavliris despatched the AHTS "SEA ALFA" (BHP 3,300 – BP 47) from Azores.

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Bulk Carrier "TINA IV"

In March 2022, the Panamax Bulk Carrier "TINA IV" (GT 40,170 - DWT 75,200), laden with 66,000 tonnes of Indonesian steam coal, ran aground while transiting outbound passage from Balikpapan Port fairway, Indonesia, with destination to Yeosu, Korea. On 29 March, Tsavliris despatched the mega terminal barge "KFT-1" to lighten and assist the vessel. On 2 April, the operation was successfully completed

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