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LPG Tanker "GEMINI GAS" - 2017 Apr 22

On 1 April 2017, the LPG Tanker "GEMINI GAS" (GT 7,082 – DWT 9,490) experienced fire in the engine room about 132 miles south-east of Salalah, Oman. During the incident the vessel was on passage from Khorfakkan, UAE to Port Sudan, laden with 4.400 tonnes of LPG mixed. The vessel sustained severe damages due to fire and sadly a seaman (electrician) lost his life.

On 2 April, Tsavliris dispatched the S/T "GLADIATOR" (BHP 8,000 - TBP 120) from Djibouti and on 6 April towage commenced. A salvage team was mobilised from Greece arriving in Salalah on 7 April. On 8 April the convoy arrived at Salalah anchorage and remained under tow at slow speed off Salalah port. On 10 April, the body of the deceased crewmember was transferred ashore to the hospital/morgue. The cargo's stable condition was maintained by retention of the required tank pressure/freezing level. On 11 April, the "GEMINI GAS" proceeded under tow to Salalah port and berthed with the assistance of port tugs. Electrical repairs were carried out by the salvage team by portable diesel generators and power was restored.

On 17 April, the salvage team and a team of four armed guards boarded the vessel for the onward voyage to Duqm. On 20 April, the convoy safely arrived at Duqm and the tug was released. The salvage team completed all necessary works in the engine room and the casualty was redelivered on 21 April.