Liebherr Salvage Mobile Harbour Cranes

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Hebo Lift 9 Recover Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane 200307

Liebherr has begun the salvage operations to recover the two units of mobile harbour cranes that fell in the harbour basin.

The mobile harbour cranes have fallen into the harbour basin from Jumbo Vision in 1st Feb 2020 during the loading operation.

International diving contractor, Baltic Taucherei-und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH, has been engaged to assist in the recovery. The lattice booms were detached from the mobile harbour cranes and cut them into smaller pieces. A floating crane, “Baltic Lift”, which has a maximum lifting capacity of 200 tonnes, hoisted the two 50m long lattice boom, each weighing 35 tonnes onto the land. The boom parts were cleaned, transported and stored at Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH.

Baltic Lift Recovers Harbour Crane Boom 20200307
Baltic Lift recovers the mobile harbour crane’s boom from the sea.

The salvage works continue with the assistance of a floating crane, “Hebo Lift 9” from Holland’s Hebo Maritiemserrvice BV, which arrived in the international Port of Rostock on Thursday morning. The vessel was delayed a few days due to bad weather conditions in the North Sea. For the next few days, “Hebo Lift 9”, will commerce its salvage operations, hoisting each mobile harbour cranes onto the quayside in one piece. This also includes time for preparatory works such as attaching of rigging and lifting gears.

In order for the salvage work to be carried out without interference, a safety area has been demarcated in agreement with the Port of Rostock GmbH, Rostock Port Authority and the Stralsund Waterways and Shipping Office.