The new tug Stevns Battler sailed from Halifax September 11 for delivery to Denmark, via the Azores.
She arrived in Ponta Delgada September 22, but on the way had a bit of luck. The Danish cargo vessel SDK Italy, on trip from Cristobol to Rotterdam via Maracaibo, had an engine breakdown in the mid-Atlantic. Stevns Battler diverted to the ship and towed it into port.
Not strictly a salvage job perhaps, but certainly a towing job. The owner is reported to have said it helped pay for some of the fuel on the delivery trip.
SDK Italy is a relatively small ship of some 2657 grt, built in 1982, so was probably an easy tow.