How They Removed 1,400 Cars And A Sunk Ship From The Bottom Of The Sea.

On 5 December 2012, the car carrier Baltic Ace sank with more than 1,400 cars on board after a collision with a container ship near the entrance of the main shipping lane leading to Rotterdam port. Rijkswaterstaat contracted Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage for the wreck removal operation.
The Baltic Ace was laid down in 2007 in Poland, only to meet sudden death five years later in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes off the Dutch coast south of Rotterdam. Since it sank with 540,000 liters of oil onboard, despite being insured only for about $55 million, $73 million had to be spent on the salvage operation.

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+16 1. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

What a massive effort to get this huge vessel off the sea floor and then recycled. This video: Pure snotr! :)
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+6 2. joeman commented 7 years ago

It's an amazing job!
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+5 3. mwak commented 7 years ago

such an impressive job of planning and coordination :O
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+7 4. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

Remarkable piece of engineering all round.
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0 5. buckleg08 commented 6 years ago

thats a lot of cars...:)
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0 6. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

It would have been a lot simpler if the fecking drivers had looked where they were going, all that ocean and they collide !! >:)