The Sea Trader, built in 1976, sank in the Canal of Terneuzen in Ghent in June, 2006. The vessel operated in the Baltic Sea and between Antwerp and Mediterranean ports as well. The vessel was moored alongside the quay in Ghent to be scrapped During the demolition work, the bow section of the ship broke off and consequently the ship sank in about 12 meters of water. In order to clear the quay the vessel was removed by using conventional salvage methodology: ballast tanks were fitted with a compressed air system and lifting support was created by making use of sheerlegs Matador 1 and Amsterdam.
DISA’s scope consisted of the provision project management services, diving and rigging works, engineering of and operating the compressed air system.
Client: Local Scrap Company, JV between DISA International, BTS and Mammoet Salvage
Location: Port of Ghent, Belgium