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The Beau Rivage was the only casino left standing in Biloxi, MS after Hurricane Katrina
The Beau Rivage, a waterfront casino in Biloxi, MS, is a very unique structure in that it sits on five submerged barges that are 300 ft long by 100 ft wide. The barges, which are empty of water, are actually held under water by an ingenious array of moorings.
(Left) A Resolve supporter lowering the Toyo underwater hydraulic submersible pump; (Middle) Resolve Team Members strategize at the com station; (Right) A Resolve diver prepares to dive under the casino
As a result of Hurricane Katrina, there was a substantial amount of debris that settled under the casino barges. The Resolve Dive Team consisting of divers Bill Rittenhouse, Ricardo Ormeno, Wayne Maichak, and Project Manager Tim McKinnis will utilize our 6 inch submersible pump to dredge 22,000 cubic yards of the silt and mud that has settled under the barges.
Resolve fabricated the dual chambered pontoon flotation device
Due to the weight of the pump, approx. 3,000 lbs, coupled with the fact it needed to be floated under the barge, Resolve fabricated a dual chambered pontoon flotation device with controlled buoyancy which allowed the pump to be accessed under the casino’s barges. Check back for progress reports on the job!