Salvage & Towage Services - Operation Reference

Combined Chemical & Oil Tanker “COMMENCEMENT” 2011

On Monday 19th December, 2011, we dispatched salvage tug "JIMMY SMITH" from Honolulu, to the assistance of Combined Chemical & Oil Tanker "COMMENCEMENT" (GT 8,542, DWT 13,090), laden with about 11,500 M/T Xylene, disabled and drifting about 1,200 nautical miles East of Honolulu.


On the 25th December, "JIMMY SMITH" arrived at casualty's position, successfully connected tow line and commenced towage to Honolulu.


Convoy arrived safely on the 31st December, 2011, at Anchorage C, Honolulu, and tug "JIMMY SMITH" provided standby services. On the 4th January, 2012, casualty shifted to Berth 29, with tug assistance for repairs. The casualty was safely redelivered to her owners on 14th January, 2012.