Freeport, Bahamas, Feb 27 -- Combined chemical and oil tank Ficus (27539 gt, built 2001) has run aground on a small Cay off the north-west point of New Providence. The reported position of grounding is lat 25 01.2N, long 77 34.8W. Nassau tugs Amberjack and Snapper are presently en route to assist. High tide is at 1200, LMT. -- Lloyd's Agents.
Freeport, Bahamas, Feb 27 -- Understand Smit has been awarded the salvage contract for combined chemical and oil tank Ficus, and tug Smit Oneda has departed Freeport, ETA on scene 0300, Feb 28. Weather conditions are currently fair/poor and the vessel is in an exposed area. Understand Nassau harbour tugs are standing by the vessel. -- Lloyd's Agents.