228m Liberian M/T Fotini Lady, with 63000 tons oil,
aground in the Kattegat off Denmark Sept. 30 --
rescue attempts failed as of Oct. 3.
Barges now to lighter the double hull vessel which still intact.
From our correspondant Tim Schwabedissen. (Tues. Oct. 4 2004)
Wijsmuller Salvage B.V., part of SvitzerWijsmuller,
succeeded in refloating crude oil M/T Fotini Lady.
Fully loaded with gasoil.
Wijsmuller arranged lighterage tanker arrived on site at 1300 hrs, Oct. 3
and moored alongside at 1500 hrs,
using SvitzerWijsmuller tugs M/V Frigga and M/V Fenja.
Pumping started after completion of formalities at 1715, Oct 3,
and completed at 0700 hrs,
this morning, having transferred 10,800 tons.
Lighterage tanker then was moved off using SvitzerWijsmuller tugs again.
Controlled refloating attempt then executed using 4 powerful tugs.
Vessel safely refloated and moved at 1015 hrs.
Vessel towed to Kalundborg Fjord for further inspections .