Boskalis has successfully salvaged the rudderless cargo vessel Julietta D off the Dutch coast, after the latter running into trouble during Storm Corrie.
he Julietta D was anchored off the coast of IJmuiden (the Netherlands) but got into difficulty when its anchor chain broke, causing it to collide with another ship.
After the collision, the Julietta D was taking on water and the crew members were evacuated by helicopter. The ship then drifted towards the coast of Scheveningen and collided with an offshore platform.
The Sovereign, a Boskalis tug, arrived on the scene, followed soon afterwards by four salvors from Boskalis’ salvage division, SMIT Salvage, who were airlifted onto the Julietta D by helicopter.
At around 18:30 hours the first successful towing connection was made, preventing the vessel from running aground on the Dutch coast.
The Julietta D was then pulled further out to sea as a precaution, waiting for an additional tug. At around 19:00 hours, another tug also made a towing connection, but due to the very rough conditions this connection had to be severed.
A day later, a second large Boskalis tug, loaded with salvage equipment and an additional team of salvors was on site, after which a second towing connection was successfully made after sunrise.
This secured the Julietta D and the vessel was towed to the port of Rotterdam.
Hierbij een indruk van hoe de evacuatie van de bemanningsleden van het stuurloze schip ging. Hierbij werden meerdere SAR-helikopters @NhvHelicopters en 1 helikopter vd Belgische Kustwacht @agentschapMDK ingezet. pic.twitter.com/2OyFsvAq0H
— Kustwacht Nederland (@Kustwacht_nl) January 31, 2022