A vital part of our company work is dedicated to provide assistance and rescue services at sea.
Our team of highly trained professionals is committed to saving lives and protecting the environment, responding to emergencies and disasters in some of the most challenging and dangerous maritime environments around the world.
Whether it’s responding to a distress call, providing medical aid, or preventing pollution, our company is always ready to act with speed, skill, and competence.
Salvage Operation of The Tanker "Chem P."
On 19th of March 22, a chemical tanker was out of control off the Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq coast, in very rough seas whipped up by strong winds. Our Fleet in Malta, one of the most powerful and modern in the Med Sea, reached the scene shortly and managed to halt the tanker’s movement and tow the vessel away from coastal rocks that could cause it to run aground.
This intervention prevented serious consequences for the environment, safety and the Maltese economy itself. Our operation is being carried out under the supervision and the full collaboration of the harbour master.
27th July 2014 – First phase: tow the Costa Concordia in the bay of Genoa and moor at the port of Genoa Voltri
Genoa had been chosen as the port for the ship’s demolition, leading to meetings and preparations at the Harbour Master’s Office. The fleet and personnel had to ensure the normal functioning of the port while accompanying the Concordia to its final destination. Inspections were conducted on the Isle of Giglio, and safety measures were discussed. At dawn, the Costa Concordia was towed by two ocean-going tugs, and eight additional tugs were deployed to assist in alignment. The combined power of the tugs exceeded 39,000 horsepower. By 10:00 am, the Concordia had safely entered the port and was moored within four hours. The operation involved 39 onboard personnel, as well as staff from Ponte Parodi and the workshop. Overall, the successful tow and mooring of the Costa Concordia in Genoa required careful planning and the cooperation of the fleet and personnel involved.
11th May 2015 – Second and third phase: unmooring from Genoa Voltri with direction Genoa Commercial Port, dock at the shipyard Mariotti
Similar to the previous maneuver, extensive preparations were made in collaboration with the Harbour Master’s Office, pilots, and mooring crews. The heads of staff also worked together to ensure a smooth transfer. The operation was expected to be more challenging than before, requiring four tugboats to tow the wreck and approximately 24 hours to complete the unberthing in Pra-Voltri and docking in the superdock of the port of Genoa. Six tugs were initially used for the unberthing maneuver in Pra-Voltri, which were then reduced to four when they reached the designated area. These tugs were among the most powerful in the fleet and accompanied the Concordia to the dock where the second phase of its demolition would take place. The next morning, as planned, the four tugs with the Concordia were in the eastern area of the port of Genoa, where four additional tugs were waiting to assist in the maneuver. Throughout the operation, the port of Genoa ensured uninterrupted commercial operations. Overall, the second and third phases involved meticulous planning and the use of powerful tugs to safely unmoor the Costa Concordia from Genoa Voltri and guide it to the designated dock for further demolition work.