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Crude Oil Tanker “ATINA” - 2018 Nov 29

On 11 November 2018, the Suezmax Tanker "ATINA" (GRT 83,377 - DWT 159,500), laden with 135,500 tonnes of crude oil, immobilised due to main engine problem between Kos and Astypalaia islands, Aegean Sea, Greece.

Tsavliris Salvage was engaged to provide assistance and on the same day, the tugs "PANTOKTATOR" (BHP 4,052 - BP 53) and "PLATYTERA" (BHP 3,872 - TBP 51) were dispatched from Piraeus. The tugs arrived to the casualty's position on 12 November and provided escort services towards OPL Limnos Island for a planned STS operation.

On 17 November the tug "HERMES" (BHP 2,725 - TBP 43) departed from Patras port to load various STS equipment from Piraeus port and then continued to the casualty's position. The Tsavliris salvage team and riggers arrived at Limnos Island on 19 November.  On the same day the convoy arrived at  Limnos and dropped anchor 8 miles south of Limnos ready in all respects for the STS operation. On 22 November the operation commenced from M/T "ATINA" to M/T "DONAT" and despite adverse weather conditions/interruptions, was successfully completed on 26 November.

On 27 November, "ATINA", escorted by the tugs "PLATYTERA" and "PANTOKRATOR", commenced her voyage to Elefsis shipyard. The convoy arrived at destination on 29  November and the operation was successfully completed.