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Bulk Carrier "ALKYON" - 2018 May 24

On 16 May 2018, the Bulk Carrier "ALKYON" (GT 24,163 – DWT 36,056), laden with 28.000 tonnes wood pellets in bulk, immobilised due to engine problem approximately 80 nautical miles north-west of Hamilton, Bermuda. The vessel was en route from Panama City, Florida, USA to Port of Tyne, UK.

On 16 May, Tsavliris dispatched the powerful ocean going tug "ALP GUARD" (BHP 24,500 - TBP 285) from Port of Spain, Trinidad, arriving at the casualty on 20 May. On the same day, tow connection was established and towage to Norfolk, USA commenced.  All formalities according to USCG regulations, for a dead ship under tow to enter USA territorial waters, were carried our by Tsavliris' partners Messrs Resolve Marine.

On 23 May, the convoy arrived at Cape Henry sea buoy, where pilot boarded and the tugs "GM McALLISTER" and "NANCY McALLISTER " made fast to starboard bow and starboard quarter respectively.  With the assistance of pilots (sea pilot/dock pilot) and tugs, the vessel berthed alongside at port of Norfolk.   On 23 May, the operation was completed.