On 15th August, the hulk of the dry bulk carrier OS 35 arrived in Amsterdam, where it is set to be recycled, one year after the vessel was wrecked.
at the beginning of 2023 and included removing the vessel’s cargo of steel bars and preparing it to be lifted from the sea floor where it had come to rest just off Gibraltar. he salvage operation had begun
The vessel broke into two pieces during a series of winter storms in the region. Initially, the bow sank to the seafloor after the bulker hit an anchored gas carrier while it was departing the port with a cargo of steel rods.
The final lifting operation completed. The two sections of the hulk have been removed, 10 months after the vessel hit an anchored gas carrier and sank off Gibraltar.
As explained, the bow section was more heavily damaged and had to be lifted and positioned with chains and cables before both sections were placed on the semi-submersible.
To remind, the 584-foot bulk carrier OS 35 (35,000 dwt) was departing the port of Gibraltar at the end of August 2022 when it struck the anchored Adam LNG.
The hulk is being processed by DECOM Amsterdam, a company that specializes in industrial demolition, remediation, and wreck removal. It was started in 2018 by Koole Contractors as one of the few green recycling operations in Europe and was later acquired by Larendael Participations.