Posted on June 17, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The two tankers that were attacked last Thursday off the strait of Hormuz, successfully arrived at the port of Fujairah on June the 17th, following a salvaging operation.
The Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. was hired as the salvor for both vessels; their subsidiary, SMIT salvage was put in charge of salvaging the two vessels and their cargo.
Following the attack on the Kokuka Courageous, a fire was reported in the ship’s engine room, but it was eventually successfully contained with CO2.
The tug “Al Wahsh” managed to establish a successful towing connection with the oil tanker on Saturday afternoon, and the 21 crew members of the Kokuka managed to reboard the vessel.
The Kokuka was towed successfully to the Fujairah Anchorage on June 16th where it remains moored.
After being detained for nearly 48 hours, the crew of the Front Altair were allowed to leave Iran and have since then successfully arrived in Dubai, UAE.
The fire on the Front Altair was raising concerns, considering the vessel was carrying a cargo of naphtha at the time of the incident.
Thankfully, a salvage team was flown in, with specialist equipment in tow, in order to assist with the salvaging operation.
They managed to successfully put out the fire by Saturday afternoon, and two tugs, namely the Aquila and the E Two, towed the vessel to the port of Fujairah.
The Front Altair successfully arrived at the port of Fujairah, under the assistance of the two tugs, in the morning of June the 17th.