Angel 1: A fourth foreign ship, the River Bee will handle the transfer of damaged rice
24 September 2011
After Mahanuwara Sri Lanka, Mozambique and N'Dongeni Thor Gitta Denmark, it was the turn of an Australian ship, the Bee River, to join the relief exercise of a Panamanian freighter Angel.
The River Bee will feature the transfer of bags of rice damaged by sea water is the next step before starting the towing of an Angel, Panamanian cargo ship stuck on the reef, north- Maurice is from August 8. At this point, no one can argue the amount of rice that has been damaged. Sources close to the transaction, we learn that the River Bee arrive in Durban in South Africa on September 28.
On Thursday, September 22, 2861 tons of rice had been released yet used the Angel 1. Specifically, 1,240 additional tons been added to the 1621 tons that have already been landed at Port Louis on September 12. The transfer was done by Thor Gitta, Danish vessel specially chartered for the operation.
A task that is far from complete, since the Panamanian cargo ship ferrying a cargo of 32,000 tons of rice for the market in the Ivory Coast, when it stranded on the reefs at 2.7 nautical miles off the coast of Powder -Golden on August 8.
Meanwhile, divers are continuing inspections to be up to date with the extent of damage after the hull of an Angel was damaged. These make the necessary repairs where possible.
The two tugs foreigners, Mahanuwara Sri Lanka and Mozambique are N'Dongeni, meanwhile, mode stand-by'à Powder-d'Or for two weeks.
The team in charge of the operation was originally scheduled on October 9 begin salvage exercise the Panamanian cargo ship.
So far the exercise aimed at identifying the one Angel of the Great Barrier Reef off the powder-d'Or had a series of agitations. In particular, a leak from 15 to 20 liters of 900 tonnes of fuel oil when pumping fuel on August 28.
This was followed by a slight accident between Thor Gitta and Mahanuwara on September 17, when the Danish ship was returning from a first landing in Port-Louis. Added to this, the weather that prevailed during the winter season.