The salvage operation of the grounded ferry Marco Polo began at 7 am on Wednesday morning (1 November), with the vessel successfully refloated by 7.45. The vessel was then moved to a new location where the damage to the ship will be assessed by divers. By pressurising...
Smit Salvage plans to refloat the grounded ferry Marco Polo on Wednesday, 31 October. With upcoming bad weather later this week, the refloating is to take place as soon as possible. The ferry will be taken to the Stilleryd harbour in Karlshamn. Shipping company...
Although a start has been made with removing oil from the tanks of the grounded ferry Marco Polo on Saturday, more oil leaked from the vessel on Sunday. Due to heavy weather at the site at that time, the ferry drifted off the ground and then ran aground again. On...
At 7 am on Sunday 22 October, TT-line’s passenger ferry Marco Polo ran aground south of Karlshamn, in Pukaviksbukten, Sweden. The 75 passengers and crew were unharmed, but both oil and diesel have leaked into the sea. Smit Salvage has been called in to salvage...
After having transferred all the 1.1 million barrels of oil from the decaying FSO Safer to the replacement oil tanker Yemen (formerly known as Nautica) on 11 August, Smit Salvage completed the final activities yesterday, 28 August. The final activities included the...
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