UPDATE – Rescue operation on as chemical tanker is dragged across the waves off Malta’s coast

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Chemical tanker Chem P was caught in very rough seas and dragged across the waves on Malta’s eastern coast off Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq coast in Malta on Saturday morning.

Transport Malta officers at the scene explained that the two tug boats would be used to pull the tanker further offshore, away from coastal rocks that could cause it to run aground.  

As of 11am, one tug boat was at the tanker’s bow with the other on the stern. Both vessels were manoeuvring the tanker’s bow to face the waves.

According to Maltatoday, the anchor of the tanker has been stuck onto the interconnector cable.

Media Reports : Maltatoday / Malta Independent / Times of Malta / Newsbook / TVM

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