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TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP has a busy start to the year - 2009 Feb 28

2009 kicked off with a busy start for TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP with two LOF's being signed within January. The first LOF recorded at Lloyds for 2009, "MINOAN HOPE" was signed by Tsavliris on 6th January. TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE dispatched salvage tug "AETOS Z", from her Red Sea Salvage station to the assistance of the BC "MINOAN HOPE" (GT 35,148, DWT 64,871), disabled about 50 nautical miles NNE of Port Sudan. The vessel was drifting towards the shore and was in imminent danger of grounding before she was promptly towed stern first to clear the reefs. The vessel was then connected up for towage to Ras Sadat anchorage (Suez) where she arrived safely on the 17th January 2009.

The second LOF "OCEAN VICTORY" was signed on the 20th January. Salvage tug "MASSAI" was dispatched from her Caribbean salvage station, to the assistance of the M/V "OCEAN VICTORY" (GRT 4259, DWT 6000), disabled about 520 nautical miles SW of Mindelo C.V.I. Islands, laden with 5600 M/T of pitch in bulk. The casualty was safely towed to Vila de Conde (Brazil). After a period of standing by (while the vessel discharged her cargo) she was towed to Trinidad by the tug "MASSAI".

TSAVLIRIS own salvage tugs were also active with cases. On the 15th January 2009 salvage tug "TSAVLIRIS UNITY" was dispatched from her Galle, Sri Lanka salvage station, to the assistance of M/V "ANNEMIEKE" (GRT 8388 MT, DWT 9544 MT), disabled about 200 miles West of Sri Lanka. The casualty was towed safely to Colombo.

Following this, on Saturday 7th February 2009, TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE deployed salvage tug "MEGAS ALEXANDROS" from her Piraeus salvage station, for the towage of the seriously damaged (following a collision) M/V "ER HAMBURG" (GRT 26,125, DWT 30,705), from Skaramagas Shipyard. The casualty was safely towed to Constanza Shipyard – arrived on 18th February 2009.

On Saturday 14th February 2009, TSAVLIRIS dispatched salvage tug ITC "MISTRAL" from Gibraltar, to the assistance of the M/V "MARIA" (GRT 3973, DWT 4330) laden with 3700 M/T steel rebars, disabled at Tenes roads (Algeria). After the initial mobilization was aborted due to adverse weather, the casualty was safely towed to Cartagena, Spain, where she arrived on 18th February 2009.

Finally, on Wednesday 18th February 2009, TSAVLIRIS deployed salvage tug "TSAVLIRIS HELLAS" from her Ponta Delgada (Azores Island) salvage station, to the assistance of the M/T "NORDANVIND" (GRT 24,252, DWT 38,650) disabled about 650 n.miles South of the Azores. The casualty was safely towed to Las Palmas - arrived on 27th February 2009.