Bunker tanker HEPHAESTUS was re-floated on Wednesday 15th August, 2018 with the assistance of Tug Malta’s tug SPINOLA.  The tanker had drifted ashore at Qawra point during the night of February 10th, 2018.

The technically well-coordinated wreck removal operation pulled the vessel back into the water.  The bunker tanker was towed to Cassar Ship Repair’s facility assisted by M/T SPINOLA and M/T SEA SALVOR.