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Bulk Carrier "DELFA" - 2017 Dec 12
On 4 December 2017, the Bulk Carrier "DELFA" (GT 31,261 - DWT 53,594), immobilised due to camshaft problem about 700 miles north-west of Colombo, Sri Lanka, whilst en route from Chernomorsk, Ukraine to Magla, Bangladesh. The vessel was laden with about 50,000 tonnes of bulk wheat.
On 7 December, the AHT "SALVANGUARD" was molilised from Colombo to the casualty. The weather conditions were unfavourable due to the passing cyclone (tropical storm "Ockhi") about 400 miles from the casualty's location. During the cyclone, both Masters were in direct contact. On 7 December, the tug arrived at the casualty's position and berthed alongside the vessel.
The tug's team boarded the casualty, established towage connection and commenced towage to Galle to disembark armed guards and thence to final destination, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
On 11 December the convoy arrived at Galle where the armed guards disembarked and the convoy resumed towage to Colombo.
On 12 December, the convoy arrived at Colombo and the "DELFA" (with the assistance of the AHT "SALVANGUARD") anchored at a position indicated by port authorities. All towing gear was recovered and the tug was released.