Multraship and Mammoet, Croatian Clean Up

Monday, April 20, 2009

Netherlands-based salvage specialists Multraship Salvage and Mammoet Salvage have successfully completed the removal of the wreck of a floating dock which sank in June 2007 at the Viktor Lenac shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia.

The 541 ft Floating Dry Dock No. 7 weighed 7,000 tonnes and sank in 72 ft of water after an electrical power supply failure. Two previous refloating attempts had failed and after a thorough survey and testing of tanks it was decided that refloating of the dock was not feasible. As the sunken dock was impeding access to the yard's other dock, the yard placed a wreck removal contract with Multraship and Mammoet. They worked together to cut the wreck into twenty-four main pieces, each weighing up to 440 tonnes. Multraship's floating sheerlegs Cormorant was used to lift the sections out. In all divers performed over five km of underwater cutting.

The twenty-four strong team began work under the leadership of Multraship project manager Paul Verschure and Mammoet salvage masters Jan Kalkman and Daniel van der Zwaan on January 8, 2009, and completed the job by April 10, 2009.

Multraship is a Dutch towage and salvage company. It draws on more than ninety years of experience. Multraship's core operations include salvage, wreck removal, harbour towage, coastal and deep-sea towage, services to the dredging and offshore industries and support for inland navigation. It operates and manages a fleet of thirty-one tugs, salvage vessels, floating sheerlegs and other craft equipped with modern towage, salvage and fire-fighting equipment. It expects to take expects to take delivery of three newbuildings from 2009 onwards.

Mammoet Salvage is a division within Mammoet, which provides tailor-made heavy lifting and transport solutions. The salvage division is manned by salvage experts with proven records of success across the world.

(www.mammoetsalvage.com)
(www.multraship.com)

Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Salvage

Ferry Runs Aground in Lynn Harbor

Ferry Cetacea ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts yesterday, with 13 passengers and four crew aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.

Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Tug in Chicago

The Coast Guard is responding to the capsizing of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago in which two crew members were able to escape and swim to shore.

Crippled Pine Galaxy Arrives in San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy arrived in San Francisco for repairs Wednesday. Commercial tugs towed the ship safety into the Port of San Francisco

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.2077 sec (5 req/sec)