Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Glacier has assisted in the refloating of Greek owned bulk carrier Akiba which was grounded offshore Maputo, Mozambique. The salvage operation was conducted by Greek salvage company Five Oceans Salvage under a Lloyd’s Open Form.
When contracted the Fairmount Glacier was mobilized from Cape Town, South Africa. At a second attempt the Fairmount Glacier refloated the 190 meter long Akiba where after the bulk carrier was towed to an assigned safe anchor position where the damage to the Akiba was determined. Later the Fairmount Glacier towed the Akiba toward Richards Bay, South Africa. Upon arrival in Richards Bay, Akiba’s cargo was discharged and during this operation Fairmount Glacier remained stand-by. After discharge operations had been completed Fairmount Glacier towed Akiba onward to Durban, where she went into dry-dock.