Bulk Carrier ‘Cassiopeia Star’ Arrives in Port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Tug Fairmount Glacier has safely delivered bulk carrier Cassiopeia Star in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The bulker was picked up during bad weather on the mid-Atlantic where she was drifting with main engine problems. Fairmount Glacier was contracted by Tsavliris Salvage to assist.

After steaming at full speed for 1,720 miles the Fairmount Glacier met with the still drifting Cassiopeia Star. The 173 meters long, 32,328 DWT bulk carrier Cassiopeia Star was bound for Mexico loaded with barite in ore lumps. The Fairmount Glacier towed the Cassiopeia Star safely from the mid-Atlantic to Las Palmas over a distance of 1,950 miles.

Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, a multipurpose support vessel and a large submersible transport barge. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.

Fairmount Marine, February 13, 2014

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