April 26, 2013
Bulk Carrier "OCEAN BREEZE"
Pulled from Llolleo Beach
San Antonio, Chile
The grounding occured in
August of 2012
flagged from Hong Kong
is 30,067 gt.
A Total Loss
Countryman & McDaniel report
Check out the cable car where they were able to unload 5 tons at a time. It took 15-20 min. per roundtrip, going 24 Hrs/day. Amazing feat.
Hongkong flagged bulkcarrier Ocean
Breeze (IMO 9309667), was pulled off the beach of San Antonio by
tugs Rhea and Puelo, which were supported by the Caballo de Trabajo, on
26. Titan Maritime managed to free the ship after deballasting 48,000
sea water, which had stabilized the ship on the ground. Five anchors
installed on the seabed in a distance of 928 meters from the bow to the
which helped pull the ship around. The vessel was moored 1000 meters
beach in Llolleo. The operation went smoothly and was supported by good
weather. [From our Senior Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-05-2013]
Bulk carrier Ocean Breeze declared a total loss: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:36:00 PM
The owner of bulk carrier Ocean Breeze stranded on Llolleo Beach, Chile, since August 16, declared vessel a total loss, as the cost of salvage and repair exceeds the cost of the vessel. Insurers are to invite bids for the removal of the vessel, contenders are to submit a plan envisaging the disposal of the cargo left on board, some, 30,000 tons of wheat and soybeans. Tender is to be resolved in two weeks, said the maritime authorities of San Antonio.