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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On November 11th, 2005 a double-hulled tank barge struck underwater debris which gouged a 35 x 6 hole in the vessels starboard bow, puncturing both hulls and damaging the number one cargo tank. The vessel was carrying approximately 5 million gallons of #6 fuel oil when it capsized approximately 30 miles offshore.
Resolve was called upon to provide a detailed salvage plan as well as all resources and expertise required to lighter the cargo and bring the hull safely afloat and deliver it to safe harbor. Resolve has built its reputation by taking on this type of unique project and was thus the most qualified emergency salvage contractor to tackle this job.
The Resolve Team of Salvage Masters, Divers and Technicians provided a heavy weather mooring plan, dive surveys, damage control, systems design and installation, dewatering, selective ballasting, contaminated ballast control, refloating, debris recovery, pollution control and safe towing of the vessel to port while minimizing the risk of any further oil leakage or pollution. (Further details can be found under our “Projects” Page.