Under an agreement with the Canadian Coast Guard, wreck removal specialist Ardent Global LLC. completed the removal of the oil that was still in the storage tanks of the ‘Manolis L’ wreck. The Liberian-flagged timber carrier sank in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Notre Dame Bay in 1985.
The International Salvage Union published its annual statistics for 2017, revealing that the marine salvage industry has recovered slightly from the low point of 2016, but revenues are not approaching the levels of 2013, 2014 and 2015 when annual income was more than US$ 700 million.
Abandoned boats are an increasing problem across Canada. In order to solve this problem the Government of Canada announced funding through its Abandoned Boats Program. This $6.85 million program provides funding to support the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats from communities across Canada.
In an attempt to highlight key issues of ship dismantling, Mr. Stefanos Magoulas, Solix Engineering, refers to the Costa Concordia project which serves as an exquisite example of dismantling and recycling a vessel dockside, outside an approved facility.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the recipients of funding of more than $1.3 million through two programs aiming to remove abandoned boats from Canadian coastlines, under the Oceans Protection Plan, a $1.5 billion investment initiative aiming to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
Royal Boskalis Westminster issued a video depicting how it removed the wreck of the ‘TS Taipei’ offshore Shimen, in north of Taiwan. The container ship was en route en route from Taiwan’s Keelung to Taichung in March 2016, when it suffered an engine failure, ran aground, split at two and sank.
The video, released by dredging expert Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., depicts the salvage operations of Cabrera’s ship wreck, a cargo vessel that ran aground off the Greek island of Andros in December 2016.
AGIA ZONI II has been now safely removed and transferred temporarily to nearby yard facilities, to carry out the necessary inspections. For the wreck removal operation, one floating ringer crane 1300 tons lifting capacity and another of 260 tons were used as well as salvage tugs, antipollution vessels and a specialized diving team.
Wreck removal efforts of the Pacific Paradise continue, following the fishing vessel’s grounding off Kaimana Beach, Honolulu, according to US Coast Guard, and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group, with support from several other experts, to conduct the removal of the pollution threat.
Marking one-year anniversary of Canada’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada announced introduction of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act in Parliament to strengthen owner responsibility and liability for their vessels, including costs for clean-up and removal.
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