(Tool deployed : Lifting bags)
A stranded passenger ship could not be salvaged with tugboats only.
Lifting bags part of challenging operation
Our customer mobilised a team to draw up and execute the salvage plan. The operation consisted from the installation of additional strong points on the afterdeck to the installation of skid beams in combination with Holmatro lifting bags in the bulbous bow. The installations were necessary in order to minimize the friction coefficient. The bottom section of the bulb was separated from the vessel by cutting, and additional support was installed inside of the bulb to facilitate the full use of the skid beams while pulling the ship off with three tugboats.
The vessel was successfully refloated and was subsequently redelivered to her owners.