On 4 June 2020, the Bulk Carrier “Maran Ocean” (GT 61,677 – DWT 113,834), laden with 108,500 tonnes of iron ore, suffered a fire incident in the engine room, about 200 miles east of Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, in a high piracy area. The fire was extinguished by the ship’s own means. However she remained disabled.
Tsavliris despatched the AHTS “Hercules” (BHP 5,150 – BP 67) from Djibouti on 5 June, arriving at the casualty’s position on 6 June and towage to Oman commenced.
On 16 June, the convoy arrived at Duqm, Oman in unfavorable weather conditions. On 19 June, the vessel was delivered to three port tugs and a pilot, was berthed safely at Duqm Port and the operation was successfully completed.