Salvage News

Georgia Shipwreck’s Last Giant Chunk Removed From Water

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) _ The final giant chunk of an overturned cargo ship was removed from waters along the coast of Georgia on Monday, almost a year after demolition began on the wreck that tipped over with 4,200 automobiles in …

Report: Officer’s Error Likely Caused Shipwreck Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer’s errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The …

2 Years After Georgia Shipwreck, Heavy Lifting Nearly Done

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two years after a cargo ship overturned along the Georgia coast, heavy lifting to remove most of the vessel is nearly done _ though further breakdown of the wreckage and final cleanup is expected to take …

Crews Clean Up Oil Leaking From Remains of Georgia Shipwreck

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Crews on the water and nearby beaches are cleaning up oil leaking from the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the coast of Georgia. Responders began mopping up oil from the …

Damage Assessment Begins on Overturned Cargo Ship After Fire

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A salvage team on Saturday began assessing damage caused by a fire inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship that is being dismantled along the Georgia coast. “The assessment is likely to take several days,” …

What Does it Mean to ‘Total’ a Vehicle?

Nowhere is the difference between “knowing” something and “understanding” something more evident than when it comes to the relationship between “totaling a vehicle” for insurance purposes and the concept of salvage vehicles under state law. Everybody knows what it means …

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

Salvage Crews Secure Drifting Dutch Cargo Ship Off Norway

HELSINKI (AP) — Despite heavy seas, a joint Norwegian-Dutch salvage operation has managed to get an abandoned Dutch cargo ship under control off the coast of Norway and was towing the ship to port on Thursday. Norwegian officials said the …

Salvage of Dutch Ship Adrift Off Norway Postponed For a Day

HELSINKI (AP) — Bad weather conditions have postponed efforts to salvage a Dutch cargo ship that’s been drifting off the coast of Norway for two days after its crew was evacuated, Norwegian maritime officials said Wednesday. Norwegian and Dutch salvage …

Stranded Suez Ship’s Owner, Insurers Face Millions in Claims

LONDON — The owner and insurers of one of the world’s largest container ships stuck in the Suez Canal face claims totaling millions of dollars even if the ship is refloated quickly, industry sources said on Wednesday. The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne …