Improvement in weather conditions will allow Polyeco and Dive Solutions (Mauritius) to resume operations on Sir Gaëtan tug on Thursday 17th September

Mauritius, September 16, 2020

Posh Perseverance is sailing back to Poudre d’Or later this evening, allowing to Polyeco and Dive Solutions (Mauritius) to continue the oil pumping operations on the Sir Gaetan tug tomorrow morning. The tug is currently being loaded with specialised OSR (oil spill response) diving and pumping equipment to ensure operational efficiency, as well as safety of divers.

Pioneer in oil spill response and waste management and having the experience in providing similar services to more than 1000 industrial sites, Polyeco has presence in Mauritius since 2017. “With our 25 years of experience, state-of-the-art equipment and certified trained personnel, we have provided support to governments as well as organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations in managing oil spills and hazardous waste management projects worldwide. We are offering our services for free to pump the oil from the Sir Gaetan tug as a gesture to the Mauritian government because as Greeks, the sea is an important part of our economy and culture and we understand the concerns of Mauritians when it comes to their natural resources. Greece has been in this position recently, but we have succesfully managed to deal with it” says Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Executive Chairman of Polyeco.

“The team and diving crew are busy preparing for the resumption of the oil pumping operations and have a plan to ensure that maximum amount of oil is pumped before the weather conditions further deteriorates” says David Huggett from Dive Solutions (Mauritius).

As it has been the case throughout the pumping of oil from the Sir Gaëtan tug, the team continues to survey the waters for any oil presence and rearranging oil booms and their anchoring in order to sustain through the adverse weather conditions.

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