Gepost vrijdag 17 oktober 2003 @ 14:54
It is with pleasure that the ‘Combinatie Salvage Tricolor' can report
that today at 06.35 a.m. the eighth and final cut of the TRICOLOR was
completed. This morning the specially designed cutting wire sliced
through the last remaining centimetres of steel. During the final cut
no oil pollution was reported.
remarkable cutting operation started on July 22, 2003. In less then
three months the enormous vessel has been cut into nine pieces. The
salvage team looks back on a successful operation, although the team
had to overcome several technical problems and some unfavourable
sections of the TRICOLOR have already been lifted and transported to
Zeebrugge (Belgium). Today the floating cranes ‘Rambiz' will begin to
lift the remaining sections of the TRICOLOR.
The jack-up rigs
‘Vagant' and ‘Buzzard' will be demobilised and return to their home
bases. The semi-submersible barge' Giant 2' will stay at the TRICOLOR
location to receive the remaining sections of the TRICOLOR and
transport them to Zeebrugge.
salvage of the TRICOLOR is being carried out by the ‘Combinatie Berging
Tricolor', a consortium consisting of: SMIT Salvage B.V., Scaldis
Salvage & Marine Contractors N.V., URS Salvage & Maritime
Contracting N.V., and Multraship Salvage B.V. The salvage contract was
awarded to the consortium by Wilh. Wilhelmsen and Gard Services.
For additional information,
Combinatie Berging Tricolor
Public Relations Manager CBT
Tel: +31 (0) 10 454 92 74
Mobile: +31 (0) 6 53 43 27 65