THERESA ARCTIC refloated, reached Mombasa
Product tanker THERESA ARCTIC was refloated on July 11, according to AIS data, after being stranded for 21 days off Kilifi port, Kenya. Vessel with 27500 tons of vegetable oil was en route from Malaysia to Mombasa, engine failure suspected as the cause of grounding. Salvage was carried out by Smit International, Alpha Logistics, Cormaco and KPA salvage teams. According to AIS, vessel was towed to Mombasa, she was berthed there on July 12. No leak reported.
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Product tanker THERESA ARCTIC aground off Kilifi, Kenya, salvage under way
June 26, 2017
Product tanker THERESA ARCTIC ran aground on reefs in the afternoon June 20, in position 03 39S 039 53E, off Kilifi port, Kenya, north of Mombasa. Vessel loaded with 27500 tons of vegetable oil was en route from Port Klang Malaysia to Mombasa, said Andrew Mwangura, Mombasa. As of June 26, vessel was still aground, Smith Salvage and local company Alpha Logistics contracted for salvage, four tugs were already deployed, but reportedly, lightering is required. No information on hull breaches and leak, understood no leak yet.