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KOOLE at the “Naardervaart” Environmental

KOOLE at the “Naardervaart” By utilizing two vacuumtrucks KOOLE has participated in the cleaning of the top deck of the railbridge (KW050) at the “Naardervaart” (the Netherlands).

Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola Salvage

Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola Roll-on-roll-off container vessel SALOOS capsized in May 2014 at Cabinda anchorage in Angola, carrying 155 containers and cargo. After the grounding of the vessel, an unknown amount of containers was scattered in an area of 60 km² with several containers stranded on the beach. KOOLE was contracted in 2015 to remove the complete vessel, survey the area of 60 km² and remove all detected containers and debris. Two tugboats and four barges were mobilized, equipped with 24 chainpullers, several cranes (500ton – 200 ton), salvage and survey-equipment to Angola to execute the wreck- and cargo-removal. While the area was being surveyed and containers were removed from the seabed and the beach, the wreck was prepared for lifting and removal. By utilizing directional drilling, a total of twelve chains were positioned underneath the wreck and the hydraulic chainpullers pulled the wreck from the mud. After releasing the wreck from the seabed, the vessel was removed in situ with chisel and torch cutting and all containers and debris originated from M.V. SALOOS were identified and removed.

KOOLE Contractors establishes KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage Salvage

KOOLE Contractors establishes KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage Mammoet Holding B.V., based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has sold its Salvage assets to Koole Contractors, with effect from the 1st of February 2016. All ongoing current salvage projects will be executed and finished by Mammoet Salvage B.V. and its experts, in accordance with the respective contracts. Careful consideration of the future of Mammoet Salvage and its employees led to this agreement. The agreement constitutes a transfer of Mammoet personnel to Koole and the sale of salvage equipment to Koole. Under this deal, employment will be preserved.

Feluy, België Industrial

Feluy, België KOOLE dismantling twelve oiltanks of Total . The tanks have a height of 17 meter, with the diameter varying between 24 to 34 meter.

Feluy, België Industrial

Feluy, België KOOLE dismantling twelve oiltanks of Total . The tanks have a height of 17 meter, with the diameter varying between 24 to 34 meter.

Demolition of a chemical plant Industrial

Demolition of a chemical plant KOOLE has started the asbestos removal and demolition of the FCP-A unit at Evonik Antwerp. The 36 meter high FCP-A unit includes office buildings, semi-open and closed production units, storage tanks, loading berth and a storage shed. The surrounding pipe bridges and businesses remain operational during the demolition.

VGM Book Contractors

VGM Book As one of few Demolition contractors in The Netherlands, KOOLE BV is certified for SSC Petrochemical. For KOOLE NV in Belgium this is identical. This is not particularly because of the demands of our customers, but because the board of KOOLE wants to show clearly that health, safety and environment at work is considered as the utmost importance. One of the major differences compared to SCC** is that in case of SCC-P, special attention to SHE awareness and SHE behavior in the workplace is required. The underlying thought is that over 80% of the accidents is caused by human action. By taking measures right here, this rate can be lowered. After introducing an internal LMRA card by KOOLE, a few years ago and presented to all employees, the SHE handbook was published in paperback format under the Dutch title ‘VGM handboek’. All employees are invited to carry the SHE handbook at all times at work, just like their safety passport. This handbook is not only intended as a reference, but mostly in contributing to improve the SHE awareness and the associated SHE behavior in the workplace.

Energy plant Rotterdam Industrial

Energy plant Rotterdam With the environmental rules and regulations getting more strict worldwide, gas fired energy plants are modernizing all the time. Prolongation of the current installation was not cost-effective anymore and therefore dismantling was necessary. KOOLE has removed the following elements: • Transformator • Gas turbin • Three gas turbine buildings • Steam turbine building • Three boiler rooms • Two pumping facilities The dismantling has taken place down to 5.5 meters below ground level. The operation has taken ten months and is currently taking place in the final stage.

Vacupress maintenance at air terminal Environmental

Vacupress maintenance at air terminal KOOLE has been deployed during maintenance work at the air terminal of Schiphol. One of the vacuum trucks has been utilized to remove concrete pellets, during a high pressure demolition procedure.

Start of wreck removal project Angola Maritime

Start of wreck removal project Angola Barge H283 from KOOLE departing from Rotterdam to Angola. The spread, including a 500 tonne crawler crane, will be utilized during a wreck removal project.

Lancering KOOLE Contractors Contractors

Lancering KOOLE Contractors De lancering van deze nieuwe website is tevens de start van de nieuwe huisstijl en corporate communicatie van de firma KOOLE.

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Wreck removal of dredger “Astra”

2016-06 Wreck removal of dredger “Astra”

Removal of a stranded 60m long dredger from the Lagos Lagoon.

Refloating of tug boat “OCEAN UANNAQ”

2016-05 Refloating of tug boat “OCEAN UANNAQ”

Salvage/refloat of the sunken tug boat Ocean Uannaq near a bridge in Montreal, Canada.

Stena Spey, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016-04 Stena Spey, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Remediation of various asbestos containing applications throughout the vessel.

Wreck removal of barge

2016-03 Wreck removal of barge

Removal of a sunken 70x20m deck barge from the Lagos Lagoon.

Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola

2016-02 Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola

After releasing the wreck from the seabed, the vessel was removed in situ with chisel and torch cutting and all containers and debris originated from M.V. SALOOS were identified and removed.

Cargo removal livestock carrier Haidar

2015-10 Cargo removal livestock carrier Haidar

Porto de Vila do Conde, Brasil - Removal of the oil, liquids, and cattle cargo from capsized carrier Haidar in the harbour Vila do Conde.

Wrecked cargo removal mv COURAGE

2015-05 Wrecked cargo removal mv COURAGE

Bremerhaven, Germany - Removal of eleven hundred cars from the 199 meter Ro‐Ro car carrier which endured a fire in the cargo hold while sailing.

Aircraft AN2 recovery from the Baltic seabed

2015-05 Aircraft AN2 recovery from the Baltic seabed

Offshore Lithuania - An Antonov AN2 crashed into the Baltic Sea at a depth of 125m. A ROV Survey and wreck stabilization operation for casualty removal have been successfully carried out.

Wreck removal cargo vessel mv Luno

2014-08 Wreck removal cargo vessel mv Luno

Bayonne, France - In-situ removal of 110m stranded cargo vessel on the beach of Bayonne, including debris on the sea bed and the beach.

Wreck removal 100m cement barge

2014-07 Wreck removal 100m cement barge

Lagos, Nigeria - Removal of 100m long sunken cement barge in the harbour of Lagos.

Environmental salvage Daiki Maru

2014-07 Environmental salvage Daiki Maru

The island of Guam, United States - Removal of the long line fishing vessel Daiki Maru grounded on a fragile coral reef located 100 meters in front of a beach. Clearing the beach of all pollutants

Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck

2014-04 Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck

Bayonne, France - Removing a stranded cargo vessel, broken in three pieces besides a breakwater. The wreck was towed on the beach and scrapped.

Cargo removal from mv Maersk Kampala

2014-02 Cargo removal from mv Maersk Kampala

Removal of hundreds of burned containers from the container vessel MV Maersk Kampala.

Wreck removal of various fishing boats

2014-02 Wreck removal of various fishing boats

Removal of sunken vessels in the harbour of Lagos.

Oil removal from navy oil carrier

2013-12 Oil removal from navy oil carrier

Prince Rupert, Canada - The navy oil carrier ran aground in 1946. Residual oil (700 tons) discovered in 27m of water and removed.

Refloating of fishing vessel Z75 Zeldenrust

2013-10 Refloating of fishing vessel Z75 Zeldenrust

Petten, the Netherlands - The fishing boat was grounded due to nets in the propeller and loss of control. Refloated and towed to the harbour of IJmuiden for an inspection.

Refloating of cargo vessel mv Almeria

2013-10 Refloating of cargo vessel mv Almeria

Kadetrenden, Denmark - Refloating of the stranded cargo vessel mv Almeria.

Oil, fuel and chemical cargo removal from vessel

2013-09 Oil, fuel and chemical cargo removal from vessel

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - The cargo vessel Galapaface 1 ran aground. Removal of 19,000 gallons of fuel, petroleum products, chemicals, and tons of various cargo. The operation was completed without incidents or accidents and without any damage to the environment.

Removal of cargo from container ship

2013-09 Removal of cargo from container ship

Malaga, Spain - Removal of containers from cargo ship damaged by fire.

Wreck removal of exploded oil barge

2013-06 Wreck removal of exploded oil barge

Lagos, Nigeria - Removal of a 164 meter long exploded oil barge (4600 ton) in the vicinity of an oil terminal.

Salvage of MV Baltic Ace

2013-06 Salvage of MV Baltic Ace

North Sea, the Netherlands - The RoRo cargo vessel Baltic ace sunk following a collision with a container vessel. Dive inspection and oil leakage prevention on a depth of 32m. Deploying the cutting barge MSB3301 for cutting the wreck into eight segments for removal by sheerleg.

Cargo removal from Ro‐Ro vessel Atlantic

2013-05 Cargo removal from Ro‐Ro vessel Atlantic

Cartier, Hamburg, Germany - Removal of thousands of cars from the Grimaldi RoRo vessel Atlantic Cartier which endured fire in its cargo hold. Cargo removal took place in the Port of Hamburg.

Wreck removal MRS barge S215

2013-05 Wreck removal MRS barge S215

Lagos, Nigeria - In site removal and partially refloating of the sunken exploded oil barge in Tincan Island Lagos.

Wreck removal USS Guardian

2013-03 Wreck removal USS Guardian

Palawan, Phillipines - Manual cutting into hoistable segments of the wooden minesweeper USS Guardian which ran aground on a reef.

Refloating of platform supply vessel

2013-03 Refloating of platform supply vessel

San Jose Island, Texas, USA - The supply vessel suffered control failures during weather blows and consequently ran aground. Refloated and returned to her owners.

Refloating of coaster mv Merle

2013-03 Refloating of coaster mv Merle

Aveiro, Portugal - The Merle was beached during a storm. After the re-floating the vessel was towed to Lisbon and delivered to her new Owner.

Parbuckling barge Larvik Rock

2013-03 Parbuckling barge Larvik Rock

Lowesoft, UK - The Larvik Rock barge capsized during towage. Parbuckled the barge in the port of Rotterdam.

Wreck removal steam ship Henri Durré

2013-01 Wreck removal steam ship Henri Durré

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of a steamship in the river Scheldt, sunken in 1926. The wreck was removed to create space for the expansion of the quay area of INEOS.

Salvage sunken spud leg of jackup vessel Lewek Leader

2013-01 Salvage sunken spud leg of jackup vessel Lewek Leader

Niger Delta, Nigeria - Salvage of a 350 tonne sunken spud leg at 36m depth in the Niger Delta.

Parbuckling tug CMM Coatzacoalcos

2012-11 Parbuckling tug CMM Coatzacoalcos

Veracruz, Mexico - Parbuckled and refloated capsized tug CMM Coatzacoalcos.

Wreck Removal B Oceania

2012-09 Wreck Removal B Oceania

Malacca Strait, Malaysia - Full removal of a panamax size bulk carrier which sank after a collision in the Eastbound shipping lane of the Malacca Straits.

Leg Removal of lift boat Pico 4

2012-09 Leg Removal of lift boat Pico 4

Campeche, Mexico - The 3x legs of lift boat Pico 4 were damaged and cut off. Located and pulled the legs out of the seabed. The legs were landed on a barge and delivered back to our Client in Ciudad del Carmen.

Emergency Response mv Feruz

2012-05 Emergency Response mv Feruz

Samsun, Turkey - The locomotive carrier Feruz stranded on a Black Sea breakwater. Refloated the vessel and brought her to Samsun port.

Wreck removal Helle Saj

2012-05 Wreck removal Helle Saj

Thorsminde, Denmark - Wreck removal of a sunken dredger close to the harbour entrance of Thorsminde.

Wreck Removal of bulk carrier Oriental Hope

2012-02 Wreck Removal of bulk carrier Oriental Hope

South China Sea - The bulker Oriental Hope ran aground and broke into two pieces. The accommodation was washed to shore-side whilst a severe storm sank the forward piece fully laden with her cargo of iron ore. Removal of the complete vessel and cargo.

Salvage stranded drydock

2012-02 Salvage stranded drydock

Sweden - Refloating of a 6,000 tonnes floating drydock, stranded in a preserved natural area.

Salvage stranded dry-dock

2012-02 Salvage stranded dry-dock

Landskrona, Sweden - Refloating of 6,000 tonnes floating dry-dock, stranded in a preserved nature environment. Construction of temporary basin and 1,8 km channel

Wreck Removal fishing vessels Mauritania

2012-02 Wreck Removal fishing vessels Mauritania

Nouadhibou, Mauritania - On the coast of Mauritania 130 fishing lay are abandoned on the beach. The contract for the removal of 74 vessels was granted. A complete demolition site was built to ensure environmental friendly disposal and scrapping of these wrecks.

Environmental Salvage mv Miner

2011-10 Environmental Salvage mv Miner

Scatary Island, Canada - Vessel stranded on the rocks on a remote island in an environmental sanctuary. Removal of the oil and oily residues from the vessel together with all other pollutants to prevent environmental damage.

Wreck removal Apollo-S

2010-12 Wreck removal Apollo-S

Port Lincoln, Australia - Removal of tuna fishing boat Apollo-S, applying underwater cutting with an excavator.

Heerema Hermod

2010-11 Heerema Hermod

Atlantic Ocean - Creating an asbestos safe situation.

Recovery of a cargo of Gold Polar Mist,

2009-06 Recovery of a cargo of Gold Polar Mist,

Southern Ocean - A converted fishing vessel sunk with a precious cargo of Gold minerals in the Southern Ocean. With the aid of divers and ROV’s the wreck was located and all the cargo recovered from a depth of 80 meter.

Recovery of a fuel truck from Robson Bight

2009-05 Recovery of a fuel truck from Robson Bight

Vancouver, Canada - A fuel truck fell off a logging barge in the middle of a killer whale sanctuary threatening local wild-life. With the aid of deep water recovery containment casing the truck was recovered from a depth of 360 meters without any oil spillage.

Cargo removal Norsul

2008-11 Cargo removal Norsul

Ilha Maiau, Brazil - Recovery of hundreds of rolls of steel from the bottom of the sea from a cargo ship that ran aground in 1989.

Cargo removal mv Norsul

2008-09 Cargo removal mv Norsul

Ilha Maiau, Brasil - Cargo recovery of hundreds of rolls of steel from the sea bed of the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Ilha Maiau, Brasil.

Environmental Salvage fishing vessel Spinningdale

2008-04 Environmental Salvage fishing vessel Spinningdale

St Kilda, Northern Atlantic - The vessel stranded on the rocks of this deserted island and bird sanctuary that is an UNESCO World heritage site. Removal of the vessels pollutants before the start of the breeding season.

Recovery of aluminium cargo of Runner 4

2007-08 Recovery of aluminium cargo of Runner 4

Baltic sea, Estonia - General cargo vessel sank with 7000 blocks of aluminium (each 750kg). Recovery of these blocks from a depth of 100m1 with the in-house engineered and built a deep water recovery system.

Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

2007-04 Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of thousands of cars and dozens of trucks from the 216 meter capsized RoRo vessel Republica di Genova owned by Grimaldi Lines in the Port of Antwerp.

Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

2007-03 Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of thousands of cars and dozens of trucks from the 216 meter capsized ferryboat Republica di Genova (Grimaldi Lines).

Recovery of cargo and removal barge Thor

2006-05 Recovery of cargo and removal barge Thor

Antwerp, Belgium - The inland push barge sank with a full cargo of steel plates (340 pieces / 2,800 tons) whilst waiting for the locks. The entire cargo was salved and delivered back to the rightful owners. The barge was hereafter removed in two pieces and delivered on-shore.

2016-06 Wreck removal of dredger “Astra”

Removal of a stranded 60m long dredger from the Lagos Lagoon.

Wreck removal of dredger “Astra”

2016-05 Refloating of tug boat “OCEAN UANNAQ”

Salvage/refloat of the sunken tug boat Ocean Uannaq near a bridge in Montreal, Canada.

Refloating of tug boat “OCEAN UANNAQ”

2016-04 Stena Spey, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Remediation of various asbestos containing applications throughout the vessel.

Stena Spey, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016-03 Wreck removal of barge

Removal of a sunken 70x20m deck barge from the Lagos Lagoon.

Wreck removal of barge

2016-02 Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola

After releasing the wreck from the seabed, the vessel was removed in situ with chisel and torch cutting and all containers and debris originated from M.V. SALOOS were identified and removed.

Wreck removal mv SALOOS, Angola

2015-10 Cargo removal livestock carrier Haidar

Porto de Vila do Conde, Brasil - Removal of the oil, liquids, and cattle cargo from capsized carrier Haidar in the harbour Vila do Conde.

Cargo removal livestock carrier Haidar

2015-05 Wrecked cargo removal mv COURAGE

Bremerhaven, Germany - Removal of eleven hundred cars from the 199 meter Ro‐Ro car carrier which endured a fire in the cargo hold while sailing.

Wrecked cargo removal mv COURAGE

2015-05 Aircraft AN2 recovery from the Baltic seabed

Offshore Lithuania - An Antonov AN2 crashed into the Baltic Sea at a depth of 125m. A ROV Survey and wreck stabilization operation for casualty removal have been successfully carried out.

Aircraft AN2 recovery from the Baltic seabed

2014-08 Wreck removal cargo vessel mv Luno

Bayonne, France - In-situ removal of 110m stranded cargo vessel on the beach of Bayonne, including debris on the sea bed and the beach.

Wreck removal cargo vessel mv Luno

2014-07 Wreck removal 100m cement barge

Lagos, Nigeria - Removal of 100m long sunken cement barge in the harbour of Lagos.

Wreck removal 100m cement barge

2014-07 Environmental salvage Daiki Maru

The island of Guam, United States - Removal of the long line fishing vessel Daiki Maru grounded on a fragile coral reef located 100 meters in front of a beach. Clearing the beach of all pollutants

Environmental salvage Daiki Maru

2014-04 Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck

Bayonne, France - Removing a stranded cargo vessel, broken in three pieces besides a breakwater. The wreck was towed on the beach and scrapped.

Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck

2014-02 Cargo removal from mv Maersk Kampala

Removal of hundreds of burned containers from the container vessel MV Maersk Kampala.

Cargo removal from mv Maersk Kampala

2014-02 Wreck removal of various fishing boats

Removal of sunken vessels in the harbour of Lagos.

Wreck removal of various fishing boats

2013-12 Oil removal from navy oil carrier

Prince Rupert, Canada - The navy oil carrier ran aground in 1946. Residual oil (700 tons) discovered in 27m of water and removed.

Oil removal from navy oil carrier

2013-10 Refloating of fishing vessel Z75 Zeldenrust

Petten, the Netherlands - The fishing boat was grounded due to nets in the propeller and loss of control. Refloated and towed to the harbour of IJmuiden for an inspection.

Refloating of fishing vessel Z75 Zeldenrust

2013-10 Refloating of cargo vessel mv Almeria

Kadetrenden, Denmark - Refloating of the stranded cargo vessel mv Almeria.

Refloating of cargo vessel mv Almeria

2013-09 Oil, fuel and chemical cargo removal from vessel

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - The cargo vessel Galapaface 1 ran aground. Removal of 19,000 gallons of fuel, petroleum products, chemicals, and tons of various cargo. The operation was completed without incidents or accidents and without any damage to the environment.

Oil, fuel and chemical cargo removal from vessel

2013-09 Removal of cargo from container ship

Malaga, Spain - Removal of containers from cargo ship damaged by fire.

Removal of cargo from container ship

2013-06 Wreck removal of exploded oil barge

Lagos, Nigeria - Removal of a 164 meter long exploded oil barge (4600 ton) in the vicinity of an oil terminal.

Wreck removal of exploded oil barge

2013-06 Salvage of MV Baltic Ace

North Sea, the Netherlands - The RoRo cargo vessel Baltic ace sunk following a collision with a container vessel. Dive inspection and oil leakage prevention on a depth of 32m. Deploying the cutting barge MSB3301 for cutting the wreck into eight segments for removal by sheerleg.

Salvage of MV Baltic Ace

2013-05 Cargo removal from Ro‐Ro vessel Atlantic

Cartier, Hamburg, Germany - Removal of thousands of cars from the Grimaldi RoRo vessel Atlantic Cartier which endured fire in its cargo hold. Cargo removal took place in the Port of Hamburg.

Cargo removal from Ro‐Ro vessel Atlantic

2013-05 Wreck removal MRS barge S215

Lagos, Nigeria - In site removal and partially refloating of the sunken exploded oil barge in Tincan Island Lagos.

Wreck removal MRS barge S215

2013-03 Wreck removal USS Guardian

Palawan, Phillipines - Manual cutting into hoistable segments of the wooden minesweeper USS Guardian which ran aground on a reef.

Wreck removal USS Guardian

2013-03 Refloating of platform supply vessel

San Jose Island, Texas, USA - The supply vessel suffered control failures during weather blows and consequently ran aground. Refloated and returned to her owners.

Refloating of platform supply vessel

2013-03 Refloating of coaster mv Merle

Aveiro, Portugal - The Merle was beached during a storm. After the re-floating the vessel was towed to Lisbon and delivered to her new Owner.

Refloating of coaster mv Merle

2013-03 Parbuckling barge Larvik Rock

Lowesoft, UK - The Larvik Rock barge capsized during towage. Parbuckled the barge in the port of Rotterdam.

Parbuckling barge Larvik Rock

2013-01 Wreck removal steam ship Henri Durré

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of a steamship in the river Scheldt, sunken in 1926. The wreck was removed to create space for the expansion of the quay area of INEOS.

Wreck removal steam ship Henri Durré

2013-01 Salvage sunken spud leg of jackup vessel Lewek Leader

Niger Delta, Nigeria - Salvage of a 350 tonne sunken spud leg at 36m depth in the Niger Delta.

Salvage sunken spud leg of jackup vessel Lewek Leader

2012-11 Parbuckling tug CMM Coatzacoalcos

Veracruz, Mexico - Parbuckled and refloated capsized tug CMM Coatzacoalcos.

Parbuckling tug CMM Coatzacoalcos

2012-09 Wreck Removal B Oceania

Malacca Strait, Malaysia - Full removal of a panamax size bulk carrier which sank after a collision in the Eastbound shipping lane of the Malacca Straits.

Wreck Removal B Oceania

2012-09 Leg Removal of lift boat Pico 4

Campeche, Mexico - The 3x legs of lift boat Pico 4 were damaged and cut off. Located and pulled the legs out of the seabed. The legs were landed on a barge and delivered back to our Client in Ciudad del Carmen.

Leg Removal of lift boat Pico 4

2012-05 Emergency Response mv Feruz

Samsun, Turkey - The locomotive carrier Feruz stranded on a Black Sea breakwater. Refloated the vessel and brought her to Samsun port.

Emergency Response mv Feruz

2012-05 Wreck removal Helle Saj

Thorsminde, Denmark - Wreck removal of a sunken dredger close to the harbour entrance of Thorsminde.

Wreck removal Helle Saj

2012-02 Wreck Removal of bulk carrier Oriental Hope

South China Sea - The bulker Oriental Hope ran aground and broke into two pieces. The accommodation was washed to shore-side whilst a severe storm sank the forward piece fully laden with her cargo of iron ore. Removal of the complete vessel and cargo.

Wreck Removal of bulk carrier Oriental Hope

2012-02 Salvage stranded drydock

Sweden - Refloating of a 6,000 tonnes floating drydock, stranded in a preserved natural area.

Salvage stranded drydock

2012-02 Salvage stranded dry-dock

Landskrona, Sweden - Refloating of 6,000 tonnes floating dry-dock, stranded in a preserved nature environment. Construction of temporary basin and 1,8 km channel

Salvage stranded dry-dock

2012-02 Wreck Removal fishing vessels Mauritania

Nouadhibou, Mauritania - On the coast of Mauritania 130 fishing lay are abandoned on the beach. The contract for the removal of 74 vessels was granted. A complete demolition site was built to ensure environmental friendly disposal and scrapping of these wrecks.

Wreck Removal fishing vessels Mauritania

2011-10 Environmental Salvage mv Miner

Scatary Island, Canada - Vessel stranded on the rocks on a remote island in an environmental sanctuary. Removal of the oil and oily residues from the vessel together with all other pollutants to prevent environmental damage.

Environmental Salvage mv Miner

2010-12 Wreck removal Apollo-S

Port Lincoln, Australia - Removal of tuna fishing boat Apollo-S, applying underwater cutting with an excavator.

Wreck removal Apollo-S

2010-11 Heerema Hermod

Atlantic Ocean - Creating an asbestos safe situation.

Heerema Hermod

2009-06 Recovery of a cargo of Gold Polar Mist,

Southern Ocean - A converted fishing vessel sunk with a precious cargo of Gold minerals in the Southern Ocean. With the aid of divers and ROV’s the wreck was located and all the cargo recovered from a depth of 80 meter.

Recovery of a cargo of Gold Polar Mist,

2009-05 Recovery of a fuel truck from Robson Bight

Vancouver, Canada - A fuel truck fell off a logging barge in the middle of a killer whale sanctuary threatening local wild-life. With the aid of deep water recovery containment casing the truck was recovered from a depth of 360 meters without any oil spillage.

Recovery of a fuel truck from Robson Bight

2008-11 Cargo removal Norsul

Ilha Maiau, Brazil - Recovery of hundreds of rolls of steel from the bottom of the sea from a cargo ship that ran aground in 1989.

Cargo removal Norsul

2008-09 Cargo removal mv Norsul

Ilha Maiau, Brasil - Cargo recovery of hundreds of rolls of steel from the sea bed of the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Ilha Maiau, Brasil.

Cargo removal mv Norsul

2008-04 Environmental Salvage fishing vessel Spinningdale

St Kilda, Northern Atlantic - The vessel stranded on the rocks of this deserted island and bird sanctuary that is an UNESCO World heritage site. Removal of the vessels pollutants before the start of the breeding season.

Environmental Salvage fishing vessel Spinningdale

2007-08 Recovery of aluminium cargo of Runner 4

Baltic sea, Estonia - General cargo vessel sank with 7000 blocks of aluminium (each 750kg). Recovery of these blocks from a depth of 100m1 with the in-house engineered and built a deep water recovery system.

Recovery of aluminium cargo of Runner 4

2007-04 Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of thousands of cars and dozens of trucks from the 216 meter capsized RoRo vessel Republica di Genova owned by Grimaldi Lines in the Port of Antwerp.

Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

2007-03 Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

Antwerp, Belgium - Removal of thousands of cars and dozens of trucks from the 216 meter capsized ferryboat Republica di Genova (Grimaldi Lines).

Cargo removal from Republica di Genova

2006-05 Recovery of cargo and removal barge Thor

Antwerp, Belgium - The inland push barge sank with a full cargo of steel plates (340 pieces / 2,800 tons) whilst waiting for the locks. The entire cargo was salved and delivered back to the rightful owners. The barge was hereafter removed in two pieces and delivered on-shore.

Recovery of cargo and removal barge Thor
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Salvage of stranded floating dry dock

Salvage of stranded floating dry dock >>

In order to salvage a stranded dock and preserve the environment, an 800 metre basin was built around the dock, after which the dock was refloated and towed back to the harbour through a 1.8 km excavated canal.

Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck

Removal of stranded cargo ship wreck >>

Removing a cargo ship that was stranded in two pieces, at both sides of a breakwater. By means of chain pullers, the segments were towed on the beach, and with excavators, cranes and cutting torches the segments were reduced to container sized pieces for disposal.

Wreck removal mv SALOOS

Wreck removal mv SALOOS >>

Roll-on-roll-off container vessel SALOOS capsized in May 2014 at Cabinda anchorage in Angola, carrying 155 containers and cargo. After the grounding of the vessel, an unknown amount of containers was scattered in an area of 60 km² with several containers stranded on the beach. KOOLE was contracted in 2015 to remove the complete vessel, survey the area of 60 km² and remove all detected containers and debris.

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