Can this ship be saved?
November 2, 2012 8:45 AM   Subscribe

In picture #19, can this ship be saved? Assuming the hull is sound, can it be dragged back into the water, or shoved there, or some combination? Or is it a total loss?
posted by Chocolate Pickle to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They'll probably off-load the fuel and use a series of floats, cranes and barges to get it back into the water. Assuming its bilge pumps can keep enough water out, they'll tow it to dry dock and do repairs.
posted by PorcineWithMe at 8:52 AM on November 2, 2012

Beached ships like this can generally be salvaged - for example, the MV Pasha Bulker was driven ashore during a storm, and was eventually refloated and repaired.
posted by muddgirl at 8:53 AM on November 2, 2012

These people make the types of floats I'm talking about.
posted by PorcineWithMe at 8:54 AM on November 2, 2012

You might enjoy reading this article about ship salvage.
posted by procrastination at 9:05 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

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