Bulk Carrier “OURANIA LUCK”
On 4 July 2020, the Bulk Carrier “OURANIA LUCK” (GT 39,126 – DWT 75,961), laden with 44,834 tonnes of Argentine maize in bulk, while performing downriver navigation, grounded at 398,5 km Parana River, blocking the navigation channel. During the incident the vessel was on passage from San Lorenzo, Argentina to Oman and Kuwait via Necochea.
Tsavliris despatched salvage master, also engaged agents, an oil spill response company and a sounding boat. Moreover, Tsavliris deployed two tugs, namely the ZP T/B ‟BRUTUS‟ (BHP 5,400 – BP 72) from Rosario and the ZP T/B “RANQUEL” (BHP 4500 – BP 78) from San Lorenzo, and a dive boat with divers for underwater inspection.
All necessary surveys and preparations (pulling, pushing, scouring) were carried out and on 5 July the casualty was refloated. On 6 July, the vessel anchored safely at General Lagos Roads, the tug “RANQUEL” was released, while the tug ‟BRUTUS‟ provided standby services until the Coastguard finalised all inspections. On the same day, the operation was completed successfully. Subsequently the diving survey was carried out at Necochea.
Bulk Carrier ‘’DINO’’
On 6th July 2020, the Bulk Carrier ‘’DINO’’ (GT 21,192 – DWT 33,371), loaded with 27,500 tonnes of maize and soya beans meal, grounded at KM 410, Rosario, Parana River, Argentina.
On 7July, Tsavliris despatched the T/B ‘’BRUTUS’’ (BHP 5,400 -BP 72) from Rosario and a Salvage Master from Buenos Aires.
On the same day, the vessel was refloated, anchored at the nearby anchorage areawith the assistance of the tug and the operation was successfully completed.
Drilling Ship “DISCOVERER INDIA”
On 17 July 2020, Tsavliris despatched their Patras-based tugs T/B “PROTEAS” (BHP 3,200 – BP 45) and S/T “HERMES” (BHP 2,725 – BP 43) to assist theDeck Cargo Barge “AMT VENTURER” (GT 8,191 – NT 2,457) berth alongside the Drilling Ship “DISCOVERER INDIA (GT 65,790 – DWT 63,583) at PlatygialyPort, Astakos, Greece, at a position 7 miles off Platygialy Port, in order to load/unload drilling equipment. The loading/unloading of the Deck Barge between the two vessels entailed towing of the Deck Barge to/from the Drilling Ship and Platygyali Port. The tugs were also transferring personnel between the Drilling Ship and the Port.
The six trips were conducted during the period of 17 July and 8 August.
On 12 August, the Drilling Ship herself was berthed at Platygialy Port with the assistance of the tugs and the operation was successfully completed.
Passenger/Cruise Ship “AEGEAN MAJESTY”
On 16 September 2020, Tsavliris dispatched the Patras-based S/T “HERMES” (BHP 2,725 – BP 43) to the assistance of the Passenger/Cruise Ship “AEGEAN MAJESTY” (GT 57,092 – DWT 6,604), while berthed at Katakolo Port, Peloponese, Greece, during the cyclone “Ianos”.
The “HERMES” secured the vessel by pushing her towards the dock in order to prevent her mooring lines from parting during force 11/12 B gale and torrential rain.
On 20 September, the operation was successfully completed.
11th Hydra Shipping Conference 2020
The 11th Hydra Shipping Conferencewas organised on 5 September2020on Hydra Islandby the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots (www.aya.com.gr). The theme was “Greek Shipping, a factor of International Influence & National Defense of Greece”.
Mr George A. Tsavliris, was the Chairman and Moderator of the 11th Annual Hydra Shipping Conference which, despite the Coronavirus difficulties, was entirely successful.
The conference was organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Shipping, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping,the International Propeller Club of the United States, the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce,the Hellenic Marine EnvironmentAssociation (HELMEPA), Piraeus Marine Club, the Yacht Club of Greece, the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA), the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping, the Project Connect with the program Adopt A Ship, AigeasMAKE, Thanassis& Marina Martinos Foundation.