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Bulk Carrier "PANAMAX ALEXANDER" - 2018 Mar 23

On 1 March 2018, Tsavliris Salvage were engaged to provide salvage assistance to the Bulk Carrier "PANAMAX ALEXANDER" (GT 38,928 – DWT 74,247) laden with 70,260 tonnes of low silica acid pellets. The vessel immobilised due to propulsion breakdown about 600 nautical miles west of Bishop Rock, UK. During the incident the vessel was en route from Seven Islands, Canada to Ghent, Belgium.

On the same day, Tsavliris arranged for the AHT "UNION MANTA" (20,000 BHP – 205 TBP) to sail immediately from OPL Anchorage Scheveningen, Netherlands. The salvage tug arrived at the casualty's position on 6 March and towage commenced to Flushing roads.

Due to adverse weather conditions, the salvage tug deviated from her route on several occasions in order to head into the strong winds. On 14 March tow connection was lost but was soon re-established.

On 20 March, the vessel  arrived safely at Everingen anchorage for  lightering operation which was completed on 22 March. On the same day, the vessel proceeded to Arcelor terminal with the assistance of pilots and five port tugs, to complete discharge.

On 23 March, the convoy arrived at destination and the salvage services were completed.