Salvage & Towage Services - Operation Reference

Bulk Carrier “RBD ITALIA” 2013

On Wednesday 30th January,  Bulk Carrier "RBD ITALIA" (47,984 GRT – 87,334 DWT), laden with  43.380,86 M/T of grain, grounded at KM 452, Rio Parana, in the vicinity of San Lorenzo. Tsavliris salvage master boarded casualty on the same day. Refloating attempts, by using ship's engine and rudder commenced but with no success.


On the 31st January we contracted tugs "ONA DON LORENZO" and "LUCIANO B" which promptly mobilized from La Plata and Buenos Aires respectively, to the assistance of the casualty.


On the 1st February tugs arrived on scene and attempts to refloat the vessel were immediately undertaken. Local company "OSRO" was engaged to provide anti-pollution services. On the same day vessel was successfully refloated and  anchored at San Lorenzo roads.


Both tugs remained alongside providing standby services.


On the 2nd February, mandatory post grounding inspection by the Coastguard and diving inspection on behalf of Class, were performed.  Certificate of Safe Delivery was signed and following clearance by the Authorities the vessel sailed same day.


The two tugs demobilized towards Buenos Aires providing shadow escort.