On 3 December 2016, MV Muros lost its bearings after engine problems
and ran aground on a sandbank off the coast of Great Yarmouth in the UK. SMIT
Salvage was awarded the salvage contract and chartered RT Adriaan of KOTUG SMIT
TOWAGE to refloat MV Muros.
The salvage operation
of MV Muros was well prepared together with specialists of SMIT Salvage. The
vessel ‘MV Muros’ was successfully refloated with assistance of the tug RT
Adriaan and a multicat in the early morning of 8 December 2016 during the
spring tide. After the refloating operation, RT Adriaan towed MV Muros to safe
depth and berthed her near Cromer, where underwater surveyors of SMIT Salvage
inspected the vessel.
Following the inspections RT Adriaan towed MV Muros to
the port of Rotterdam for repairs. The
excellent teamwork between the experienced salvage team of SMIT Salvage and specialized equipment and dedicated crew of KOTUG
SMIT TOWAGE resulted in a safe and successful refloating operation.