Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Update on the Modern Express tow in the Bay of Biscay.

The Modern Express is currently successfully kept away from the coast, towed by the "Centaurus". The convoy was en route at a speed of 3 knots 64 km from the coast around 6 p.m. After establishing the towing connection, the team of SMIT Salvage has left the Modern Express by helicopter and was transferred onto the anti-submarine frigate Primauguet. The tug Centaurus began the towing operation at 11:45 a.m. after managing to turn the ship out to the open sea. 

The priority now was to keep the ship from the shore. The Spanish authorities that they have accepted the request of the shipowner to permit the ship to enter Bilbao where the convoy could arrive in the morning of Feb 3. 

Info courtesy of Timsen at VesselTracker: