Image of the Day: Smit Amandla Tows Away

Smit Amandla Marine’s tug Smit Amandla, with the assistance of tug Avon Kadnant and TNPA tug Iphotwe today refloated the forward section of the wreck Smart.

On 19th of August, 2014, the 151,000 DWT bulk carrier Smart ran aground in the east coast of South Africa after departing Richards Bay Coal Terminal with a full cargo of coal.

Twenty-three crewmembers of the ship were rescued, but the 1996-built, 273-metre vessel suffered a structural failure amidships and broke into two.

The ‘Smit Amandla’ is now towing the wreck 30 miles off Richards Bay for scuttling.

World Maritime News Staff; Image: Smit Amandla Marine

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