MV New Flame

MV New Flame

In the early morning of 12 August 2007, New Flame departed from Europa Point en route to Turkey, carrying 27,000 tons of scrap metal and 750 tons of fuel oil. About one kilometre south of Europa Point, she ran into the stern of the Torm Gertrud, a double-hulled Danish petroleum tanker that was scheduled to complete a personnel transfer in the Spanish port of Algeciras. The tanker proceeded towards Algeciras after the collision, where it was secured, with its cargo of 39,000 tons of fuel, whilst the New Flame made water by the bow. The ship was abandoned by the crew and thereafter became partially submerged, drifted and eventually ran aground

DISA International  performed on ROV Inspections on the wreck MV New Flame.

Client: SMIT Salvage
Period: 2008
Location: Gibraltar