KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage refloats barge in United Arab Emirates2017-02-17
On February 16 has KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage completed a salvage operation of a on a breakwater stranded barge at Mina Saqr Port in the United Arab Emirates. During the inspection, significant damage was detected on starboard side. Due to the damage the barge lost its buoyancy on starboard side. The refloating plan comprised of putting the damaged tanks under air pressure.
After regaining buoyancy the barge was removed from the breakwater with the help of a tugboat and transported to Dubai Drydocks. This 70 nautical miles (130 km) trip took 20 hours.