On Thursday 11th April, the Tsavliris Group took part in the physically challenging Baltic Exchange Go-Kart Race at The Raceway in London. There were 19 teams made up of minimum three drivers (60 drivers in total), and the endurance race lasted one and a half hours of continuous very competitive driving.
On Saturday 30th March our salvage tug "MEGAS ALEXANDROS" proceeded to the assistance of oil/chemical tanker "VARKAN MARMARA" (GRT 3,478 / DWT 4,865), laden with about 3,500 MT of FAME(BIO DIESEL PRODUCT), disabled off the North African Coast.
Towage connection effected on Tuesday 2nd April in adverse weather conditions.
Convoy safely arrived Augusta on Friday 5th April and anchored at inner anchorage.
In the first quarter of 2013 Tsavliris Salvage Group was kept busy with Bulk Carrier "RBD ITALIA" (GT 47,984, DWT 87,334), laden 43.380,86 M/T of grain (sunflower seeds, soyabean meal, soya bean pellets, etc.), which grounded at KM 452, Rio Parana, in the vicinity of San Lorenzo, on Wednesday 30th January. Our salvage master boarded casualty on the same day and refloating attempts, by using ship's engine and rudder, commenced but with no success...
Mr. George A. Tsavliris was invited to speak at the eleventh Panama Maritime World Conference & Exhibition, that took place at the Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City, from the 27th of February to the 1st of March, 2013....
On Thursday 14th February, we dispatched salvage tug "KAMARINA", from her Singapore salvage station, to the assistance of oil products tanker "MAKO" (GT 60,504, DWT 104,000), laden with about 89,000 M/T Murban crude oil, experiencing technical problems and steaming at reduced speed, about 115 nautical miles south of Sunda Straits, Indian Ocean. The casualty required tug assistance/support prior to entering the Sunda Strait.