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Madagascar: Operations to dislodge Tromso Tanker




The final operations to dislodge the Tromso tanker *, the Bahamas-flagged and owned by a company of Liberia, will begin from Tuesday while the transshipment of oil began this weekend to lighten the ship.
 
It is the specialised company, Swire Salvage, based in Singapore which is responsible to perform various maneuvers to unlock the silted tanker at the entrance of the passage of the Bay of Diego Suarez in the North of the island, as indicated in the newspaper Courrier of Madagascar.
 
As a reminder, the Tromso tanker aground since April 17 with 11,000 m3 of diesel fuel in its hold.
 
According to the latest visual findings made by divers, the outer shell would be pierced, but the second hull is still intact and no oil spill for the hour was noted.
 
*Tromso tanker is a ship of 12,000 tons, 120 m long and 12.7 m wide and was constructed in 2008



Antso Rajaona


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