Today’s “picture of the day” has been sent to us by Janarthanan Raju, who is working as second mate in D`amico Ishima Ship Management.
The pictures are of the salvage operation of chemical tanker Gelso M. The vessel experienced engine failure and went aground on the shores of Santa Panagia Bay, off the east coast of Sicily in March 2012.
The 500 foot Gelso M ran aground in high winds and rough seas, near the port town of Syracuse. The captain of the tanker had called for assistance from the Italian Coast Guard which safely rescued 19 crew members from the stricken vessel notwithstanding high winds.
For the Salvage operation, they first removed the accommodation part of the vessel and then the forward part using floating cranes.
These pictures were taken from MT.Montenero using Camera Fujifilm Finepix-T
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