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.