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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tanker Recovery

The sunken chemical tanker at St Goarshausen, the Loreley bend in the Rhine, is now under recovery. The three huge salvage cranes are now on site and being placed in position to do the lift. Approptiately they are named Atlas, Grizzly and Amsterdam, they are operated by the company Mammoet, a Dutch Salvage company that also recovered the remains of the Russian submarine Kursk. The local newspapers have videos on their websites and these can be found by following the links to the most recent.

An earlier video from the day of the accident can be found by following this link. The commentary is all in German, but the pictures speak for themselves.

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