Salvaged for Scrap

Chemical tanker Blue Star

The Maltese-flagged chemical tanker Blue Star, which ran aground last November on the Spanish coast near Corunna, is to be scrapped despite being successfully re-floated by SMIT Salvage. To have originally been towed to Spain’s Fene shipyard for repairs it was found that underwater hull damage to the 9,438-dwt vessel was more extensive than thought and the tug VB Hispania has been contracted to tow the vessel to Turkey for demolition.

By Pacific Maritime