TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP - News & Announcements
Bulk Carrier "VANTAGE RIDER" - 2022 Apr 07
On 21 March 2022, the Bulk Carrier "VANTAGE RIDER" (GT 18,481 – DWT 29,033), immobilised due to main engine problem and was drifting about 350 miles SW of Azores. The casualty was on a voyage from Vlissingen, Netherlands, to Barranquilla, Colombia, partly laden with 2,000 metric tonnes of project cargo.
Tsavliris despatched the AHTS "SEA ALFA" (BHP 3,300 – BP 47) the same day from E of Azores to Funchal, Portugal where a technician boarded together with four boxes of spare parts. The tug arrived at Funchal on 24 March, departed on 27 March, arrived at the casualty's position on 30 March and towage commenced the same day towards Ponta Delgada, Azores in order to seek a protected area with favourable weather conditions for repairs while at sea.
On 1 April, due to adverse weather conditions, the tug changed course to southerly direction and after weather abated, towage resumed. On 5 April, repairs were completed, on 6 April the tug was released and the vessel resumed her voyage.