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Monday, May 21, 2012

Heroic Rescue Ship Anchors in Elliott Bay

Ocean Titan is a 119.8-meter LOA heavy-lift, box-hold multipurpose vessel owned and operated by Intermarine LLC, a New Orleans-based shipping company. The ship is distinguished by two electro-hydraulic cranes on its port side that enable loading and unloading at ports that lack dockside facilities. Ocean Titan entered Elliott Bay yesterday and is currently anchored at the south end of the bay, off Harbor Island.

In December 2011, the crew of Ocean Titan rescued seven crew members of the bulk carrier M/V Florece after that vessel sank in heavy seas in the Bay of Biscay following a collision with the tanker M/V Afrodite. A gripping description of the rescue appears in this news release issued by the American Maritime Officers, a national labor union affiliated with the Seafarers International Union of North America.

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