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SHIP NAME: Tawe KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source ITOPF
type A
volume
material D
dead 0
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This was to be a challenging evening for the area's maritime response personnel when a few hours later, just across the bay, the smilarly unladen 24,646 GT bulk carrier Tawe also ran into difficulties She had been waiting to enter dry dock in the port of Algeciras but began dragging her anchor and drifting in the fierce winds and surging waves. Eventually, at approximately 5 AM, she ran aground at Punta de San Garcia, a rocky headland to the south of rthe port.

the Tawe suffered extensive damage, unday 12th October the severe weather had abated and salvors were able to begin preparing to ree-float her. By Monday, 20th October, just nine days after the grounding, the Tawe was successfully relfoated with minimal release of oil.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 0
link

Photos show she grounded stern first, presumably the dragging anchor was still holding her bow into the wind. Sounds like an engine room double bottom tank was breached.

Why did they not try to get off-shore? The Tawe like the Fedra had a poor port state record.

ITOPF is paid for by the owners and is bound by confidentiality agreements. Won't say anthing about cause, nor even ampount spilled at least until all claims are settled.