Titan Refloats Ferry Arcangel

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Titan Salvage has srefloated a ferry, once grounded in a lagoon just north of and redelivered to its owners.  The Arcangel, a 350-ft. ferry that was no longer in service, was docked at Puerto Morelos when it was blown about a half-mile off its mooring during a severe winter storm in November 2007.  A 10-man team, which included Titan salvage specialists and local Mexican labor, were contracted and began the salvage job on May 19, and the work was concluded a month later.  
According to Todd Busch, vice-president of Titan, the Arcangel salvage project posed serious environmental concerns - all of which were successfully addressed by his team of salvage experts.
The Arcangel was grounded on a fringing reef near a major barrier reef inside a national marine park.
Before using their Titan pullers, or hydraulic linear pulling machines - the salvage team had to do some patching of the hull and transfer oil and waste water from the vessel to containers inside a barge to prevent any contamination in the environmentally-sensitive area. The team also had to transfer the ballast and remove some of the heavier items from the vessel. All these tasks were necessary to lighten the vessel and provide as much buoyancy as possible. 
Salvage Master Colin Trepte directed the salvage team as they moved the vessel to a pier nearby Puerto Morelos. The team stabilized the vessel and redelivered it to its owners. Rich Habib, director of salvage, and Mauricio Garrido, director of business development, were also on-site to support salvage operations.

 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Salvage

Ohio River Reopens as Oil Spill Clean-up Progresses

A 15-mile section of the Ohio River was reopened for limited traffic on Wednesday as clean-up of a 5,000-gallon fuel oil spill continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

Search Suspended for Man Overboard near Cedar Bayou

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a man who went missing after his shrimp boat overturned Monday near Cedar Bayou on the Houston Ship Channel.

Oil Spills into Ohio River from Coal Plant

The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy near Cincinnati,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair 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: 0.1468 sec (7 req/sec)