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BC ''CALYPSO" - 2019 Jun 12
On 2 May 2019, the BC ''CALYPSO" (GRT 40,230 – DWT 73,691), laden with 68,000 tonnes of coal, immobilised about 220 miles SE of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, due to engine problems. The vessel was drifting towards the coast due to adverse current.
Tsavliris Salvage was engaged to provide assistance and on 4 May the tugs ''ONA PAZ'' (TBP 74) and ''ONA TRIUNFO'' (TBP 60) were mobilised from Bahia Blanca. On 6 May, the two tugs arrived at the casualty's position and tow connection was established. Various meetings with Port Authorities and local agent were held regarding entry permits to Bahia Blanca.
On 7 May, the convoy arrived at the outer anchorage area of Bahia Blanca waiting for instructions from the port authorities/pilots. On 9 May, the convoy resumed voyage and with the assistance of pilots, arrived safely at Anchorage Area Bravo for engine repairs. Standby services were provided during repairs by the tugs, as per Port Authorities' requirement.
On 11 June, repairs were completed, the tug was released and the vessel resumed her voyage.