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Period 2017

Location Piraeus Port, Greece

Refloating and Removal of the Ro-Ro / Passenger Vessel Panagia Tinou

Following a tender by Piraeus Port Authority SA, the work of water pumping, sealing the vessel and removal of the wreck was undertaken by Antipollution. The vessel half-sunk at the port of Piraeus on the 26th of April 2016, after it capsized and started taking in water. 

The project was developed in two phases and despite its high level of complexity, was successfully completed, in full accordance with the strict contractual schedule, due to the excellent planning, the careful studies, the experienced working team and the state-of-the-art equipment used.

The first phase of the project concerned the refloating of the vessel and was completed on the 11th of February 2017. Before that, a team of experts had removed the oil and sealed the openings to protect marine environment from pollution. Once “Panagia Tinou” had been stabilized, the second phase of the project included the removal of the vessel from Piraeus Port and its transfer abroad for scrapping. This was a difficult time-wise task, since the vessel had been listed for almost a year at one of the main passenger port terminals and the necessary Trans Frontier Shipment licenses had to be issued before the commencement of the touristic season.

Early morning of the 21st of March 2017 “Panagia Tinou” sailed from Piraeus Port towed by “Pantokrator” Tug for her last trip to Turkey where she was dismantled at a ship recycling facility.

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