In July 2021, Rocktree embarked on an operation to support MV Galapagos salvage 70,000 tonnes of coal, following a collision with containership MV Zephyr Lumos.
RT Leo was on route to Thailand to deliver cargo, and therefore well located and well equipped to carry out the salvage operation, that started on the 22nd of August.
On 5 September, the salvage operation concluded without any loss of cargo or any pollution due to RT Leo’s efficient transhipment equipment and heavy-duty side-mounted cranes capable to unload vessels up to Capesize. The cargo was transloaded offshore by RT Leo onto another Panamax vessel, which was able to continue to deliver the cargo to the initial planned destination.
The operation’s success was also due to the excellent teamwork between the local authorities, the MV Galapagos owner, and the crews of the three vessels involved, ensuring that the highest safety standards were met.
"The successful conclusion of the salvage operations is an important result. I would like to give special thanks to the crews on board all vessels involved in the operation and the Owners of the MV Galapagos for the trust and professional cooperation throughout the entire operation." - Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, Italy