On 21 March 2021, the VLCC "NAVE BUENA SUERTE" (GT 152,727 – DWT 297,491), experienced main engine problems off SE Myanmar coast. During the incident the vessel was on passage from Kuwait to Myanmar.
On 16 April 2021, the salvage operation (lasting over four weeks) was successfully completed.
The TSAVLIRIS CULTURAL FOUNDATION, in an effort to raise awareness about the tremendous impact Covid-19 has had on seafarers globally and to provide support to the crews who are on the front line of this pandemic, organises an online concert with prizewinning British Cypriot soprano, Katerina Mina.
The global trade forecast by IHS Markit predicts a year-on-year increase in the real value of global trade of 6.5% in 2021 and 4.3% in 2022.The value of trade is expected to reach the pre-COVID-19 level already in 2022 and to reach the levels set by the pre-COVID-19 (2011-19) trend around 2025/2026.
Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 191 services to vessels carrying 2,538,210 tonnes of potentially polluting cargo and fuel during operations in 2020. It demonstrates the critical role of professional salvors in protecting the marine environment.
On 13 March 2021, the Bulk Carriers "AFINA I" (GT 8,887 – DWT 12,824) and "KIVELI" (GT 22,115 – DWT 38,191), collided in a T-shape, 9,8 miles NW of Kythira island, Greece.
Tsavliris were contracted by the owners of the BC "KIVELI" to provide salvage assistance and unlock the two casualties.
On 28 March, the vessels were successfully separated.