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Maverick Two ferry rescue cranes awarded Usabiaga

A large crane and two pontoons to rescue the Maverick sa Two Turret and tow in Denia.

Kepa Kruzeta engineer is likely to lead cranes Usabiaga rescue maneuver Maverick Two, which is 38 meters long, nine wide and weighs 110 tonnes empty. The crane to be used can be raised up to 600 tons, 120 at a distance of 23 meters.

Baleària presented yesterday morning at the offices of Maritime Eivissa's turnaround plan Maverick Two fast ferry that ran aground on 15 February by the night sa s'Illot turret, said yesterday the shipping company.
The final plan presented by the company, including the technical study of stability of the maneuver, includes the boat lift by crane lattice placed on top of a pontoon. Once built the ship will be positioned on a second pontoon, which will be towed to the port of Denia, where the shipping company is headquartered.
The crane, which has 600 tons of lifting capacity and can lift 120 tons of weight to 32 feet away, will be installed on one end of a pontoon of 35 by 25 meters provided with a counterweight of 130 tons, from detailed shipping.
Once the Maverick Two lifting and is near the pontoons, it will separate from the island on which is perched the fast ferries and a second pontoon will approximate to allow loading the ship on the same. This second pontoon has dimensions of 32 by 18 meters.

Study of the maneuver
The plan of refloating presented at Maritime has been prepared by the expert from the insurer of the ship, Protection and Indemnity (P & I) insurance, and stability study of the maneuver rescue him made by the company Cotenaval, company technical engineering also registered with the Association of Naval Engineers.
To implement the plan is expected to coordinate an official intervention Usabiaga Crane, a representative of P & I, one of Baleària and one of the Directorate General of Merchant Marine.
Meanwhile, the Ibiza sea captain duties, Luis Gascon, confirmed receiving the report of excess Baleària quarter to two o'clock. "Now we will review the legal and technical aspects of whether to request that we correct some point and then will rise to the Department of Environment Balearic to also review and give its approval," Gascón said.
To start the project is mandatory approval of the Environment of the Balearic Government, as the ship is within the Natural Park of Ses Salines Ibiza and Formentera.

"We have the advantage of having eyebolts"

"We have the advantage that is by the sea and having eyebolts [pieces to attach the ship to the crane], so that we avoid the complication of having to hook below the keel." Kepa Kruzeta engineer is likely to lead cranes Usabiaga rescue maneuver Maverick Two, which is 38 meters long, nine wide and weighs 110 tonnes empty. The crane to be used can be raised up to 600 tons, 120 at a distance of 23 meters.

Source: noticias.es

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