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Sound Developer refloated, Coast Guard monitors salvage

CORDOVA, Alaska - The Sound Developer is raised at the dock in Cordova by Global Diving and Salvage in advance of being towed to Ocean Dock Yard to have oil contamination removed and disposed of Dec. 2, 2011. The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Cordova are working with Global Diving and Salvage to see the vessel removed from Cordova where it has posed a risk to the environment since sinking in 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

CORDOVA, Alaska — The Sound Developer is raised at the dock in Cordova by Global Diving and Salvage in advance of being towed to Ocean Dock Yard to have oil contamination removed and disposed of Dec. 2, 2011.

The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Cordova are working with Global Diving and Salvage to see the vessel removed from Cordova where it has posed a risk to the environment since sinking in 2009.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

CORDOVA, Alaska - Global Diving and Salvage, monitored by the Coast Guard, used four five-ton pontoons in addition to two 22-ton pontoons and 26 nine-ton lift bags to refloat the Sound Developer in Cordova harbor after it spent three years underwater Dec. 2, 2011. The vessel has been emitting an oil sheen since it sank and no owner has been identified prompting the Coast Guard, City of Cordova and Alaska Department of Conservation to work together to remove the threat from the harbor and have the vessel cleaned of oil contamination at Ocean Dock Yard north of Cordova. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

CORDOVA, Alaska — Global Diving and Salvage, monitored by the Coast Guard, used four five-ton pontoons in addition to two 22-ton pontoons and 26 nine-ton lift bags to refloat the Sound Developer in Cordova harbor after it spent three years underwater Dec. 2, 2011.

The vessel has been emitting an oil sheen since it sank and no owner has been identified prompting the Coast Guard, City of Cordova and Alaska Department of Conservation to work together to remove the threat from the harbor and have the vessel cleaned of oil contamination at Ocean Dock Yard north of Cordova.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

CORDOVA, Alaska - Global Diving and Salvage successfully refloated the Sound Developer in the Cordova harbor using pontoons and lift bags Dec. 2, 2011. The company was contracted by the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to raise and clean the vessel which sank at the dock in 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

CORDOVA, Alaska — Global Diving and Salvage successfully refloated the Sound Developer in the Cordova harbor using pontoons and lift bags Dec. 2, 2011.

The company was contracted by the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to raise and clean the vessel which sank at the dock in 2009.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

For more information please contact Lt. j.g. Allison Ferko at 907-835-7209.
Previous press releases regarding the Sound Developer approval for removal can be seen here and the contract award here.

 

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