Grounded ship refloated after lightering
A part of the cargo lightering operation of the 'Happy Aras' has been completed. Subsequently, the vessel was refloated and towed to an anchorage on June 1. Divers carried out additional damage surveys and underwater inspections. Temporary repair works have been commenced from the holed bottom section. Upon completion of these works, tightness tests and detailed surveys will be carried out by the Maritime Authority. The ship remained stationary in pos, 36 45 01 N, 027 28 05 E as of June 4.
Lightering of cargo underway
After the 'Happy Aras' ran aground north of the Datca peninsula, in pos 36 44 30 N, 027 26 06 E on March 20, 2023, cargo discharge and lightering operations were being carried out. Stability calculation were undertanken by the attending technical teams as per the diver's underwater inspection results. An oil barrier was placed around the vessel. Upon completion of the lightering operation, divers will carry out patch-up repairs.
Bunker fuel lightered from grounded ship
After the grounding of the 'Happy Aras', 27 metric tonnes of diesel, one metric tonne of lubricating oil, and nearly five metric tonnes of bilges were extracted from the vessel. The operation was followed by the Datca Port Authority. The local maritime authority and Harbour Master have opened an incident investigation file and crew witness statements were taken by Harbour Master incident investigation desk. Class, flag state, P&I and H&M surveyors attended onboard and carried out a damage survey. Divers made an under-water inspection in the presence of the surveyor panel. A salvage team was preparing the plan for the re-floating operation. The vessel remained stationary as of April 4.Upload News