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Bulk Carrier "GAZIBEY" - 2024 Jan 19

On 7 December 2023, the Bulk Carrier "GAZIBEY" (GT 12,192 - DWT 17,786), laden with 9,900 tonnes of fertilizer (potassium chloride granule), suffered main engine failure and drifted approx. 60 miles off Falmouth, UK. During the incident the vessel was en route from Ust-Luga, Russia to Bayonne, France.
Tsavliris despatched the AHTS "ALP STRIKER" (BP 312 - BHP 24,400), arriving at the casualty on 8 December and towage commenced in adverse weather conditions to a sheltered area with the permission of the UK Coastguard. On 9 December, the convoy arrived at Falmouth Bay and remained in the sheltered area under towage connection.
On 11 December, during the vessel's stay at the sheltered area, the engine problem was rectified and on 14 December, sea trials were performed with the salvage tug escorting.
On 15 December, when the weather conditions abated, towage commenced to Bayonne, France. After inspections and adjustments on the engine, the vessel proceeded under her own power, escorted by the "ALP STRIKER''.
On 17 December, the vessel arrived at Bayonne anchorage, escorted by the tug which provided standby services due to strong winds prevailing.
On 18 December, the "GAZIBEY" departed her anchorage with pilot attendance to Bayonne port and upon berthing, the operation was successfully completed.