Resolve Team Refloats Hurricane Ike Casualty

by resolveadm on November 25, 2008

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Barge aground Crane assisting with roller bladders

(Left) The Resolve team prepares for roller bladder placement; (Right) A crane assists in moving a roller bladder

Oct. 11th 2008, Port Arthur, TX

Resolve Marine was hired to refloat a 297′ tank barge which was forced ashore due to Hurricane Ike. Because the barge was mostly ashore on solid ground, the Resolve team was faced with the task of using roller bladders which were placed under the barge and filled with air.

The roller bladders under the barge for refloating The barge being moved into the water

(Left) The roller bladders in place under the barge; (Right) The barge, aided by the roller bladders, a tug, and a bulldozer is in the final stages of being refloated

The team refloated the barge using the roller bladders under the barge, along with a bulldozer which pushed the barge on land towards the water, and a tug which pulled the barge into the water.

Heading the Resolve team was Project Manager/Salvage Master Ray Fortin, Project Coordinator/Salvage Tech Clay Backus, and Diver/Salvage Tech Shawn Hampton.

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