Tug Takes Drifting Cargo Ship Thorco Lineage Under Tow

The adrift M/V Thorco Lineage has been taken under tow in French Polynesia after a week-long ordeal.  According to officials, the tugboat Aito Nui arrived from Papeete on Thursday and was able to connect a tow line to the Thorco Lineage. The vessels are now underway to Papeete where they are expected to arrive later this week. The Philippines-flagged Thorco … [Read more...]

Thorco Lineage Refloated But Remains Adrift in French Polynesia

The general cargo ship Thorco Lineage has been towed off of the atoll in French Polynesia where it ran hard aground last Saturday, but as of Thursday, the ship was once again adrift after the tow line parted. French officials report that the Thorco Lineage was refloated on Tuesday with help from the multi-mission vessel Bougainville. However, about an hour after the vessel … [Read more...]

General Cargo Ship ‘Thorco Lineage’ Hard Aground in French Polynesia

The 131-meter general cargo ship Thorco Lineage is hard aground on an atoll in French Polynesia after drifting aground during a voyage across the South Pacific on Saturday. The Philippines-flagged ship was underway from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States to Hobart, Australia when it experienced engine trouble and drifted aground on the northern end of Raroia Atoll, … [Read more...]