On the night of January 20, two Kotug International Rotorugs picked up a Mayday signal from the 2,506 TEU Euroseas containership Em Oinousses which had suffered a devastating engine room fire, sailing from Maputo to Mombasa.
Although the vessel’s crew extinguished the fire, the ship was left helpless without power 50 miles off the coast of Nacala, Mozambique
In high swells, the Kotug Rotortugs RT Spirit and RT Magic made quick connections to the vessel and the Kotug crews gave top priority to the safety of the 25 crew members, who were all able to disembark the vessel at the Port of Nacala, safely and without injuries. on January 21.
“We are glad that we were able to bring the MV Em Oinousses and its crew to a safe haven and prevented a possible disaster for the vessel, its crew, and the environment. I am proud of our well-trained crew who adequately responded to the Mayday signal,” says Ard-Jan Kooren, CEO of Kotug International.