SALVAGE OF LOST SUSPENSION BRIDGE PARTS

IJmuiden Approach Channel, Netherlands

The outbound vessel “Wilson Leer” lost her deck cargo of steel modules for a suspension bridge, during her way out of IJmuiden to Sweden.

Six elements of 20 m x 6,5 m x 1,5, weighing 31 tonnes in air, were lost.

A crane vessel, a fully equipped diving team and materials including a decompression tank and a Nitrox unit were mobilised.

It took only four days to complete the work and clear the channel of the debris.

Categories: Salvage, Offshore, Offshore Salvage, Bridge