Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Glacier has successfully 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. Upon arrival offshore Maputo the salvage plan was discussed between the masters of Fairmount Glacier and Akiba, together with the salvage master.
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 was asked to tow the Akiba toward Richards Bay, South Africa.