By Jan 12, 99 container units still remained on board the 'Kea Trader', of which 86 were empty, with nearly 4,800 tonnes of container load having already removed. The removal work continued with salvors cutting containers into sections and removing them by helicopter on to nearby barges. Ardent recovery teams are making progress on several fronts. Around 24 salvors and anti-pollution response experts remained on site during into January to recover liquid slops and solid materials from the wreck. They have cleaned fuel tanks, removing heavy fuel oil, including 40 m3 of unpumpable material removed by helicopter. Around 150 m3 of solid materials from within the accommodation and office areas – including electronic equipment, mattresses, furniture and ceiling tiles – has also been airlifted off the vessel in the past eight weeks. There was still a considerable amount of work to do, as and when weather conditions allowed it. A fleet of vessels was supporting the salvage of 'Kea Trader', including two main offshore bases for accommodation and storing equipment, such as anti-pollution collection booms. There were two further storage barges and two shallow draft tugs with further pollution collection arms, plus three rigid hull inflatable boats for transferring personnel, equipment and materials around the site. Report with photo: www.tugtechnology...
99 containers left on boxship wreck
By Jan 12, 99 container units still remained on board the 'Kea Trader', of which 86 were empty, with nearly 4,800 tonnes of container load having already removed
12 January 2018 - 14:35
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