How They Removed 1,400 Cars And A Sunk Ship

By | April 2, 2017



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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22 thoughts on “How They Removed 1,400 Cars And A Sunk Ship

  1. ian vazquez

    A little duck tape and an insane amount of gas would fix all of those cars. I bought a hot wheels Prius from that wreckage and it works just fine

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  2. Brad Penrod

    That was a very cool video. Wish they would have made it more of a documentary; I could have watch it for hours!

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  3. cedenk

    ARE THEY PUTTING OIL INTO THE OCEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????

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  4. YoYO Semite

    Whoes the dip shit that designed and built The Baltic ACE such that it sunk within 15 minutes. Where the fuck are the 5mph bumpers.

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  5. YoYO Semite

    WTF does "Yohannes group dismantled the wreckage in a sustainable way" mean? There ought to be a law against over use and misuse the word sustainable….

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