Year completed: 2019

The challenge

    • Vessel had large quantities of unexploded ordinance consisting of 72mm and 36mm cannon shells
    • Wrecks were infested with lionfish and sea urchins, which made diving in poor visibility hazardous

The solution

    • Wrecks were demolished by free-falling a ten ton chisel and then removed to the quay by a 20 ton wreck grab, loaded onto flatbeds and removed from the port for recycling
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The results and benefits

  • Both wrecks removed within estimated time and to budget and team demobilized safely
  • Vital quay space created to allow more aid vessels to discharge locally thus ending the need to truck aid supplies from afar
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