Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 9

Continued to move pieces. The crane/highline required work this morning and was not available until almost 10:00 a.m. The highline cannot get all the way to the boat while maintaining full functionality of the hook; however, this has not stopped the removal via highline. It took some maneuvering to get the large pieces near the boat, often requiring a second hookup to get it high enough off the ground.

All of the equipment in the engine room has been freed and most of it hauled out. Much of the stern and lazarrette has been removed however the keel is still frozen to the ground.

In the afternoon the SV Redeemer steamed to the area to determine how close it could position a barge. A location within 1,000’ was found. Dan Magone plans on diving on Monday to confirm that there are no obstacles between the Ocean Clipper site and the barge location that would prevent the removal offshore.

The operation of the highline continued all afternoon with the removal of most of the parts from the stern and engine compartments. It will take additional work with the highline and come alongs to position the bow pieces for removal.

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