Castor Still Seeks Calm Waters

Tuesday, January 30, 2001
A stricken petrol tanker stranded in the Mediterranean is being towed eastwards in search of calm waters to continue a salvage operation, the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping said on Tuesday. Castor, registered in Limassol, Cyprus, formed a 60 ft. crack in its deck after a storm on December 31 and is now in international waters some 40 miles off Malta. It was being taken eastwards in the hope that an operation to discharge all of its 29,500 ton cargo of unleaded gasoline could continue, the department said. "A convoy of salvors is following the vessel. The salvors hope to find calm seas," said Captain Andreas Constantinou, a senior surveyor at the department. A salvage operation off Spain last week managed to discharge some 6,000 tons of gasoline, before worsening weather made it impossible to continue, Constantinou added. The 18,565 gross ton vessel had been sailing from Ukraine to Lagos, Nigeria when it was damaged in the storm. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Singapore MPA Wants LNG Bunkering Options

Singapore's Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to

ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1

DolWin1 integrates 800 megawatts (MW) of clean energy into the German transmission grid ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully

CMMI’s Maritime Potpourri Focuses on Raising the Bar

The growing popularity of “Maritime Potpourri” Conference organized by the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) was evident yet again on 25th July, 2015

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0792 sec (13 req/sec)