Salvage of 100 tonne fishing vessel in Blackpool "MV Colline"
MMC supplied a seven man dive team to undertake the removal of the wreck "MV Colline" (a wooden fishing vessel), estimated to be approximately 80 tonne. The dive team had to raise her into a position where she could be dewatered alongside the quay, she was then pumped out, the lift bags removed and towed to a nearby slipway and demolished. The reason for sinking was unknown at the time but it was thought that water entered through damaged or rotten planks.
Adler and Allan environmental oil response teams attended the site 24/7 with a spill boom containment curtain deployed, a gully sucker and pumps. Our priority during the lift was to reduce wherever possible the environmental impact from leaking diesel.
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