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Malta: Progress made for beached bunker tanker removal

16 May 2018

Authorities have made some progress in preparations for removing the beached bunker tanker Hephaestus at Qawra, according to the Times of Malta.

Methods for the vessel’s removal is currently under study by the Environment and Resources Authority, and will be carried out by the selected contractor once approved.

A source close to the Transport Ministry said the operation will cost approximately €1 million ($1.18 million).

The 885-tonne vessel, managed by Volont Maritime and owned by Orbiter Navigation Corp, was beached during a storm at Qawra coast in northern Malta on 10 February.

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Photo credit: Times of Malta
Published: 16 May, 2018

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