On December 29th, 2020 the vessel COSCO KUNLUNSHAN, a Bulk Carrier, was aground in the waters of Douala. Kotug’s support was requested by the vessel’s owner given the power of KOTUG’s vessels and presence in Cameroon.
RT Zoe and RT Margo were mobilised overnight from the port of Limbe at seven hours sailing distance away. Timing was of the essence as they just arrived before high water in Douala. The first attempt was not successful and no movement of the vessel was noticed. At the second attempt, both Rotortugs managed to push the grounded vessel from the bank. The vessel with her crew was escorted safely out to open sea. Thanks to all involved, especially the RT ZOE and RT MARGO crews!