ASA Helps Out with MV Lee III Recovery

Wednesday, March 03, 2004
A member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) quickly responded to the MV Lee III, a supply boat that collided with a container ship and sunk February 21 near the southwest pass of the Mississippi River, a key channel for shipping. The MV Lee III was towed away, the river was open for one-way traffic within 96 hours, and the wreck was fully cleared within a week after the incident. Five crewmembers were lost in the incident; three of the deceased crewman were removed form the wreck prior to its raising. "When there is a marine emergency, the professional salvage community responds quickly and acts to protect against further human injury and/or loss of life, as well as to protect the marine environment, and mitigate damage to the ship, her cargo and other property. The MV Lee III incident cost approximately $3 million for each day that the local Port of New Orleans was disrupted. By planning, organizing, and then responding to the unique challenges of marine salvage and wreck removal, our members can expect to attain the highest levels of project success and get local environments back to business quickly. It is critically important that the U.S. Coast Guard promulgate its new and long awaited salvage and firefighting regulations to assure that all responses to casualties in American waters are successful," said ASA President Dick Fairbanks.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Enclosed Space Safety Rule Enters into Force

A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on July 1, 2016.

Beijing Slams South China Sea Court Proceedings

Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling set for July 12. An international court said it would deliver a hotly anticipated ruling in the Philippines' case against

SOLAS Container Mass Verification Rule Enter into force

A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force today (1 July 2016). It will assist in

Salvage

Tanker Allision on the Piscataqua River

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is continuing to monitor the condition of the chemical tanker Chem Venus, after it allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats

Williamson Named GM of Donjon-Smit

Donjon-Smit, LLC, an OPA-90 Alliance, announced that after a recent Board of Directors meeting Tim Williamson has been promoted to General Manager of Donjon-Smit,

Waterway Reopened after Barge Grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42 for vessel traffic, Monday.   The Red River had been closed due to a barge that had run aground at mile marker 41,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.0537 sec (19 req/sec)