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(Left) One of the vessels being lifted out of the water; (Right) A Resolve team member torch cutting one of the derelict barges
Lake Pontchartrain, LA – December, 2nd 2008
Resolve Marine Group, Inc. has finished an ongoing project in the waterways surrounding New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, LA. The project, which had ran from August 14th through December 1st, entailed the removal of 13 derelict vessels that remained in and around Lake Pontchartrain after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The badly deteriorated vessels, which ranged from crane barges to shrimp boats, were partially submerged and had been posing pollution and/or navigational hazards where they were located.
Resolve’s team removed the vessels from the waterways via a crane barge. Once they were removed and placed on the barge, they vessels were cut up and dismantled.
Making this 3 1/2 month project a success were Salvage Masters Tim McKinnis and Todd Duke, Asst. Salvage Master Ben Bailey, Crane Operator Danny Horning, Logistics Coordinator Jen Riefler, Dive Master Robert Tyson, Divers Bill Rittenhouse, Wes Woessner, Wayne Maichak, Ricardo Ormeno, Troy Caras, Trent Varnish, Adam Lincoln, and Daniel Ciotta, Salvage Techs Brad Bryars and Dirk McKinnis, and Capt. Robert Stamps.
Read the article associated with the video clip from The Times-Picayune at this link:
Marine Debris Cleanup
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