Salvage Operations 2018
LOF dd 18/11/2018
MV EFI THEO
On 18th November 2018, bulk carrier “EFI THEO” (45,400 dwt, built 1997), partly laden with 16,000mt of wheat, collided with another vessel whilst inbound Escravos River in Warri, Nigeria. As a result of the collision, MV EFI THEO sustained severe hull damage in way of cargo hold 3 that was flooded and subsequently she run aground.
Five Oceans Salvage signed a LOF with Owners same day and mobilized tug SEINA II from Port Harcourt to connect and stand by the casualty. During the course of the following days, Five Oceans Salvage mobilized a salvage team of 26 persons from Greece to Lagos who boarded chartered PSV TOPAZ RESOLVE that was used for their safe transportation and accommodation while at the casualty’s site. During the course of the following weeks salvors made cargo hold no 3 watertight by constructing on site and fitting a steel patch on the side of the casualty and subsequently pumping out all water. On the 19th December, with the assistance of second chartered tug GEDANDE, the casualty was successfully refloated. The services were terminated on 22nd December 2018 upon the vessel’s redelivery alongside berth in Warri port, Nigeria.
LOF dd 12/10/18
On 12th October 2018, bulk carrier “TITAN” (57,337 dwt, built 2009), while en route from India to West Africa, was immobilized due to main engine failure about 700 miles north east of Mauritius. Five Oceans Salvage signed a LOF with Owners and mobilized owned salvage station keeping tug IONIAN SEA FOS from her salvage station in Port Louis, Mauritius to assist. IONIAN SEA FOS connected with the casualty on the 15th of October and towed her to Port Louis, Mauritius, where she was safely redelivered on 11th November 2018 on completion of repairs.
LOF dd 02/07/18
On 02nd July 2018, bulk carrier “SAM LION” (57,200 dwt, built 2012), while on laden voyage from Turkey to Senegal, sustained bottom damages whilst approaching Ceuta for bunkering. And suffered water ingress into a number of tanks. Five Oceans Salvage signed a LOF with Owners same day. Five Oceans Salvage mobilized a salvage team from Greece and Ceuta to assist and engaged local port tugs to assist the vessel with berthing. The services were terminated on 04th July 2018 and the vessel was redelivered alongside berth in Ceuta.