Towage of the Varzuga
On the evening of May 3, in difficult sea conditions, the hull of the Russian tanker Varzuga dating from 1971 found itself adrift in the English Channel between English and French waters. The Greek tugboat Christos XXIV, which was towing it from Murmansk to a Turkish demolition site, broke its trailer. The Abeille Liberté and the evaluation and intervention team of the Manche maritime prefecture are sent on site and the Abeille takes the hull in tow to place it in the bay of the Seine.
The tug can thus reconnect its trailer, and the convoy is escorted to the port of Le Havre for inspection. On board the hull of the oil tanker Varzuga, 160 meters, was taken care of, which was drifting towards the French coast in difficult sea conditions with winds gusting to 60 knots (110 km / h).
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