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Bulk Carrier "PEPPINO BOTTIGLIERI" - 2018 Mar 27

On 23  March 2018 the Panamax Bulk Carrier "PEPPINO BOTTIGLIERI" (GT 51,255 – DWT 93,251)  laden with 74,300 tonnes of soya bean meal and maize whilst outbound from Bahia Blanca, Argentina, with destination Cai Mep/ Phu My, Vietnam, grounded about 1,9 miles from San Juan light-house.

Tsavliris Salvage were promptly contracted to provide salvage assistance. On the same day a salvage master and a salvage officer boarded the vessel, while the tugs "ONA TOPAZ" (BHP 5,150 – 75 TBP) and "ONA TRIUNFO" (BHP 5,086 – 75 TBP) were mobilised from Bahia Blanca.

On 24 March, following an underwater inspection, the casualty was successfully refloated by the tugs, escorted to anchorage B area for inspection as directed by the port authorities.

On 26 March, the operation was completed and the services were terminated.