The damaged tanker, Pacific Glory, sailed from England today (Friday) for Rotterdam where extensive repairs are to be made to her.
The damaged tanker, Pacific Glory, sailed from England today (Friday) for Rotterdam where extensive repairs are to be made to her. The ship was severely damaged after being in collision with the Greek tanker, Allegro off the South West Coast on October 23.
The Pacific Glory was arrested by British authorities following the accident, but was released after a guarantee was made for to GBP i-million sterling for any damage that may result from oil pollution.
The ship, of 78-thousand tons, was towed from Devon by a small fleet of Dutch ocean-going tugs and other salvage vessels. Some of the vessels are following the towing operation to disperse with special detergents any oil that may spill from the damage ship.
The damage ship is still not on an even keel, but salvage operators have been able to reduce her draught at the stern to 50 feet (15 metres) so that it can be safely towed into Rotterdam harbour.