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ATLANTIS TO ASSIST BY THREE CASUALTIES IN BALTIC SEA

AHT "Atlantis" operated by Seacontractors of Middelburg was free sailing and underway from St. Petersburg, Russia to Lubmin, Germany when in the weekend of 29th September the commercial department of Seacontactors received information that the General cargo Vessel "Amadeus" encountered main engines breakdown. The vessel Amadeus was underway from port Vejle, Denmark to Vaasa, Finland with 1200 mT of steel sheets as cargo on board. After an agreement was made between insurers of the Amadeus and Seacontractors she was brought into Klaipeda by AHT Atlantis where she was safely delivered by AHT Atlantis on the 2nd of October 15:00 hrs Lt.

 

While AHT Atlantis was retrieving her towing gear, message arrived at Seacontractors head-quarters that the passenger ro-ro vessel "Regina Seaways" suffered an explosion in the engine room. The Regina Seaways was underway from Kiel, Germany to Klaipeda, Lithuania and was carrying 335 people on board. While AHT Atlantis was contracted to assist the Seaways Regina the weather conditions deteriorated. Regina Seaways crew were able to restore power on one engine and with AHT Atlantis stand-by and escorting she was safely moored on the 2nd in the evening.

 

During the entrance of the Regina Seaways Seacontractors commercial department was able to contract AHT Atlantis for the next vessel in distress. Now the container carrier ''Iduna'' had an engine failure. AHT Atlantis again departed from Klaipeda while the weather circumstances had become force 9-10 Bft. When AHT Atlantis reached mv Iduna it was decided by the Captain of Iduna and AHT Atlantis to stay stand by until weather would come down. The next morning connection was made and AHT Atlantis was on her way with a disabled vessel for the 3rd time to Klaipeda. Mv Iduna was moored safely alongside in Klaipeda about 20:00 hrs. on the 4th of October.