January 26 2010
Donjon-Smit completes North Atlantic emergency tow
Donjon-Smit LLC recently successfully completed emergency towing of a tanker that lost power in the North Atlantic, 160 miles southeast of Nantucket.
On Monday, January 18, 2010, Gallagher Marine Services notified Donjon-Smit that the 50,300 gt Tavricheski Bridge, managed by UNICOM Ship Management, required emergency towing assistance after breaking a main engine camshaft and losing main propulsion.
The Tavricheski Bridge was carrying 32,500 t of naptha. The weather was calm with no significant storms in the area expected within 48 to 72 hours.
On January 19, the Donjon Marine Co., Inc. tug Atlantic Salvor, located in Albany, N.Y., was contracted under a BIMCO TOWHIRE 2008 contract to proceed to the incident location and conduct a rescue tow.
After a 22-hour transit including a brief stop for fuel, the Atlantic Salvor arrived at the Tavricheski Bridge location. At first light on January 21 the vessel was connected and the Atlantic Salvor proceeded underway enroute for the Stapelton Anchorage in New York Harbor, where delivery occurred early on January 23, 2010.