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Salvage of vessels

November 15 2016 at 5:30 PM
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Felix  (no login)

Response to Re: De Ruyter, Java missing, Kortenaer partly so


Well, you would need a lot of equipment, that is certain.

I was involved with a number of salvage activities during my sailing days. Those jobs were well planned and took a lot of equipment. I did a big job off Sinkep in 2000, but that one was is shallow water. We did use some local talent in addition to our equipment.

While steel scrap salvagers are not uncommon, as is evident on the wreck of USS Houston and Perth, It needs a massive undertaking, financially, to make these ships disappear completely. There are several ways doing it, and all need crane vessels/barges, pontoon barges, etc. To do it cleanly at that depth it has to be industrial, not piecemeal

Maybe those nice, new Indonesian domestically built navy ships ...... Sorry, couldn't resist.

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