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Bulk Carrier "ACHILLES II" - 2019 Jun 25
On 12 May 2019, the Bulk Carrier "ACHILLES II" (GRT 38,870 – DWT 75,785), laden with about 63.000 tonnes wheat, immobilised due to main engine breakdown about 75 miles SE of SW Pass Buoy, Mississippi River, Louisiana, USA. The vessel was en route from New Orleans, Westwego Louisiana to Alexandria Egypt.
Tsavliris Salvage was engaged to provide salvage assistance and the AHT "CROSBY ENTERPRISE" was mobilised from Port Fourchon, Louisiana to the casualty's position. On 13 May, towline was connected and towage to Freeport, Bahamas commenced.
On 17 May, the vessel was delivered safely to port tugs at Freeport, the "CROSBY ENTERPRISE" was released and the first part operation was completed.
The second part of the operation began on 23 May, when Tsavliris mobilised the AHT "ALP Defender" (HP 24,472 – BP 305) from Kingston, Jamaica on 27 May for towage of the laden casualty from Freeport to Cadiz, Spain for repairs. Towage commenced on 29 May, the convoy arrived safely at destination on 18 June and the operation was completed successfully.