Tidewater to remove oil from Manolis L
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Tidewater to remove oil from Manolis L

The 'Tidewater Enabler' has been contracted to remove oil from the sunken Liberian cargo m/v 'Manolis L', 5453 gt (IMO-No

09 August 2018 - 14:14

The 'Tidewater Enabler' has been contracted to remove oil from the sunken Liberian cargo m/v 'Manolis L', 5453 gt (IMO-No.: 8031110), through international company Ardent Global, which has expertise in underwater salvage. Work began on Aug 7, 2018, to remove the oil from the sunken paper carrier n Notre Dame Bay, and the undertaking will take nearly 140 people to ensure the operation is successful. Those involved will come from agencies in Canada and the United States to remove 150,000 litres of oil, which sank with the vessel in 1985. The federal government pledged $15 million for the operation. Over the next four weeks the 'Tidewater Enabler' will pump oil from the wreck, which lies in 70 metres depth near Change Islands on Newfoundland's northeast coast. Crews have been testing equipment now that it is on site with hopes of beginning to recover the oil in the next few days. The removal operation is the largest ever undertaken on Canada's East Coast. The Canadian Coastguard will be tasked with taking preventive measures on the surface in the event any oil might spill during the removal process. Ardent Global will handle the removal itself. The company was awarded the $15 million contract in April. Instead of divers, the company will be using ROVs. This will increase the safety of the operation but also allow for longer dives. With a command centre, a salvage vessel, the Canadian Coast Guard acting as a buffer and the 140 people involved in the oil's removal, it's all about protecting the environment and the fishery after a 2013 storm caused small leaks in the wreck where oil escaped. Report with photos: https://www.cbc.ca/news/c...

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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