Marine Salvage & Sunken Boat Recovery
Marine salvage refers to the process of rescuing a ship from imminent danger by recovering it in time. It includes repairing and refloating a ship along with its cargo and crew to ensure their safety.
The aim of marine salvage is to safely recover the vessel in a state that is as intact as possible in a timely manner. It helps you save costs and ensure the safety of your vessel.
Sunken Boat Recovery
If your boat has sunken in an area, you can certainly have it recovered. A marine salvage company will recover your vessel as intact as possible with the use of a purpose-built recovery barge with an A-frame and winch.
It is important to recover sunken boats as ships that are abandoned at the seabed cost significant environmental damage. Moreover, any parts you recover can help with the recovery of your assets in general.
How do you recover a sunken boat?
As mentioned above, the process involves the use of a purpose-built recovery barge with an A-frame and winch. Additionally, lift bags and diving gear as per AS2299.1 Commercial Dive Standards will be used to get your vessel and its cargo out of the water.
A vessel will be positioned close to the sunken boat and ropes will be extended toward it. A diver will move close to the wreckage and securely tie it to ropes.
Lastly, the wreck will be pulled out of the water and taken to the shore. Efforts will also be made to bring them to improve their condition as much as possible.
Sunken boat recovery cost
The costs of recovering boats in Australia can range anywhere from $3500 to $7000. The cost depends on the length of the boat. The process may be expensive but a risk-free one when you consider the benefits you get out of it.
You can repair the parts to use them again or simply recover something out of them in monetary terms. Marine salvage costs with ABCO begin at $3500.
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Boat recovery equipment
There are many kinds of equipment that can help in the process of marine salvage, the key among them are listed below:
- A-frame and winch system to pull the wreckage up
- Lift bags to carry cargo safely
- Diving gear for the protection of the divers
- Polar kit to prevent further sinking
- Repairing tools to improve the condition of the salvage
All the equipment will be provided for the operation by the company itself. You don’t have to worry about arranging or taking care of it.
Barge boats are self-propelled floating vessels that are used to carry the wreckage retrieved from a marine salvage. The barge boat used for your boat will depend on the size of your boat and how big the pieces of the boat are.
ABCO uses boats of every size and sturdiness to safely carry salvaged boats to the shore. You can also help pick the ones best suited for the operation.
Marine salvage airbags
Marine salvage bags are floating units that aid in vessel salvages. Through their effectual flotation method, they reduce the draught of the vessel and help in lifting it unharmed.
There are different kinds of airbags used for different types of rescues, such as fully enclosed, rubber airbags, pillow bags, etc. The team tat performs that marine salvage will pick airbag that best suits the operation depending on the damage and size of your boat.
The Right Team
Why choose ABCO?
Marine Salvage with ABCO
Losing your boats to wreckage is always disheartening. You can do your part for the environment and lessen your economic burden by getting it salvaged out of the water.
ABCO provides marine salvage services at comprehensive, customisable, and easy on the pocket. Contact ABCO and claim your boat back today.