Titan Maritime Rolls Out The Bunker In Portugal

Wednesday, August 08, 2001
Titan Maritime recently completed a wreck removal of M/V Coral Bulker in Viana de Castelo, Portugal. The 28,454-dwt bulker went aground with a cargo of wood chips and timber en route from Tallinn to Viana de Castelo. Rough seas and high winds forced the vessel to ground next to the port village's breakwater on Christmas Morning 2000. As a result, the vessel's double bottoms were breached, which led to the flooding of the engine room. Upon award of the contract, Titan immediately began mobilization of equipment. A total of 25 Titan personnel, including a salvage master, diver/salvors, on-shore coordinator and hydraulic engineers were sent to the site. Titan's approach to this wreck removal was different in that they proposed to roll the whole ship onto the breakwater, enabling them to dismantle the vessel while working in the dry. Rather than using pulling forces to right a vessel, forces were applied to roll the vessel over. Titan proposed a reverse pairbuckling operation, which was accomplished by first emptying the ship of its entire cargo of wood chips and timber. With the cargo holds empty, Titan began removing the ship's superstructure. Titan then cut the vessel in two by using a 17-ton drop chisel suspended and repeatedly dropped from one of the vessel's deck cranes, which was intentionally left for this purpose.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

New Power Optimization Solution for LNG Carriers

NAPA and DSME launch tailored NAPA-DSME Power Solution for LNG carriers; leading LNG carrier shipyard offers specialized performance monitoring solution   South Korean shipbuilder,

Kalmar to Debut its latest at TOC Europe Exhibition

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will introduce yet another port industry first during the upcoming TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 9 June, ONE is coming.

Furuno Debuts Updated Echo Sounder

Furuno has introduced a new IMO Echo Sounder, FE800, offering an 8.4-inch Color LCD display with built-in dual-frequency capability. It also features a new system

Ship Repair & Conversion

Unicom Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for 10 Tankers

Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a 10-vessel agreement for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol,

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.

Crowley to Manage 4 Jones Act Ships for Pasha

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ship management group has been awarded a new contract with Sunrise Operations LLC, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, of San Rafael, Calif.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1636 sec (6 req/sec)