Leading a salvage operation

Inlands waterways vessel „SABINE“ had suffered a casualty during loading operations and sank at port of Emden. After a first situational evaluation, the already loaded parts of the cargo were discharged by means of a long-reach excavator to lighten the vessel. Subsequently, multiple floating cushions were positioned in the area of the cargo hold and fastened to the vessel by means of divers; this way, “SABINE” could be lifted safely to the surface and transferred to a submersible pontoon.