Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site
The hefty lift vessel VB10000 has actually gotten here inSt Simons Sound, Georgia for the extremely preparing for reducing as well as raising procedure in the salvage of the Golden Ray.
The vessel showed up Tuesday as well as is currently in position over the tipped over wreckage. The vessel will certainly us a 3-inch support chain to reduce the wreckage right into 8 areas considering countless heaps each. The chain will certainly relocate at approximately 8 feet per min to gradually puncture the wreckage from all-time low up after that change to a tungsten carbide reducing chain for any kind of “top-down” cuts when essential.
The VB10000 will certainly after that raise as well as position the areas on barges as well as completely dry anchors inside the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) for transportation to a shore-side reusing center.
The U.S.-flagged VB10000, with its imposing 178-foot-tall twin-gantry cranes, has actually been being planned for work at the Port of Fernandina,Florida Meanwhile, the vessel’s staff has actually been withdrawed inside a “bubble” in order to alleviate their COVID-19 direct exposure in advance of the procedure.
The Golden Ray was bring regarding 4,200 automobiles when it shed security as well as based as it left the Port of Brunswick greater than a year ago in September 2019. All automobiles continue to be inside the ship’s freight holds.
The salvage procedure, among the biggest aquatic salvages in UNITED STATE background, has actually until now dealt with numerous obstacles consisting of the COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled the suspension of on-site operate in July after numerous employees checked favorable for the infection. More just recently, a problem with the mooring system of VB10000 better postponed the procedure by numerous weeks.
The Unified Command looking after the feedback has actually stated formerly that the cutting as well as training procedure is anticipated to take 8 weeks.
Owned by design company Versabar as well as integrated in 2010, the VB 10000 is a hefty training vessel initially made for the installment as well as decommissioning of overseas oil as well as gas systems with a solitary lift. The vessel is furnished with twin-gantry cranes with a hook elevation of 178 feet as well as optimum training capability is 7,500 heaps. For previous tasks, the vessel has actually been furnished with a collection of substantial 1,100-ton purpose-built “Claws”, enabling the vessel to recover huge sunken things as well as particles.
A video clip of exactly how they prepare to get rid of the Golden Ray is listed below: