52,997gt Liberia flag, crude M/T Grigoroussa I (built 1987) -
traveling S. from the Mediterranean, had technical failure
and drifted before hitting a quay Feb. 27 on Suez Canal's western bank.
Approximately 3,000 of the 58,000 tons of heavy fuel
the tanker was carrying towards the Red Sea leaked into Suez Canal waters.
Tugs pulled tanker in order not to block traffic while an
environment ministry taskforce started work to contain the slick.
Lloyd's Standard Form contract has been signed with Tsavliris Salvage.
Tug M/V Megas Alexandros proceeding from Piraeus,
ETA at casualty site Mar 5, due on scene at that time
and we are currently trying to find a suitable tanker
that will be able to take on board the cargo. - Tsavliris Salvage