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Bulk Carrier "TEKTONEOS" - 2014 Jun 18

On Saturday 31st May we dispatched salvage tug "MEGAS ALEXANDROS", from her Piraeus salvage station, to the assistance of bulk carrier "TEKTONEOS" (25,899 GT, 43,620 DWT), fully laden with 39,000MT Sulpher in bulk, following engine room fire, about 150 nautical miles South West of Pylos, Greece.


On the 1st June the S/T "MEGAS ALEXANDROS" arrived at casualty's position and berthed alongside providing standby services and offering any necessary salvage services including bunkers supply.


On Monday 2nd June towline connection was established and towage commenced to Kalamata. It was decided to tow the vessel in a northerly direction to avoid the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the South Ionian Sea, however the convoy encountered strong winds and rough seas causing heavy rolling and pitching.


Convoy arrived safely and entered Kalamata Bay on the 5th June. Casualty dropped anchor with the S/T "MEGAS ALEXANDROS" berthed alongside providing stand by services.


Casualty was safely redelivered to her owners on Friday 13th June and S/T "MEGAS ALEXANDROS" demobilized back to her Piraeus salvage station.


The services lasting about two weeks were entirely successful.