Salvors given May 2023 deadline to remove wreck of OS 35 from off coast of Gibraltar

Gibraltar has given salvors until the end of May 2023 to remove the wreck of bulk carrier OS 35 (IMO 9172399), which was involved in a collision on August 29th (IMN, August 31st 2022) that is now lying virtually in two pieces 700 metres off the eastern coast of the British overseas territory.

All of the removable fuel has been taken off the ship, but its cargo of steel bars remains on board. It will need to be offloaded before the wreck is removed.

The OS 35 came into contact LNG carrier Adam LNG (IMO 9501186)on August 29th while manoeuvring to exit the port of Gibraltar. The ship’s hull is broken, although not completely split in two.

The Syrian master of the ship, Abdelabari Kaddura, 53, has been charged last with conduct endangering ships.

1999-built, Tuvalu-flagged, 20,947 gt OS 35 is owned by Oldstone Cargo Ltd care of manager Oldstone Management Ltd of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with British Marine on behalf of Oldstone Cargo Ltd.

2014-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 105,975 gt Adam LNG is owned by Adam Maritime Transportation care of Oman Ship Management Co SAOC of Muscat, Oman. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Oman Ship Management Co SAOC.