While on tow, late in 2012, the Larvik Rock barge capsized off the English coast. This barge is used for transporting rock for civil engineering applications and is unusually large, with a length overall of 122 meters and a beam of 36.6 meters. While still upside down the Larvik Rock was towed to the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands and moored at the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal in Schiedam. To upright the barge Mammoet Salvage developed a plan to “parbuckle” it with sheerlegs while keeping most of the barge underwater. This reduces the required capacity of the sheerlegs and therefore the cost to the client. When preparing the project Mammoet Salvage was supported by the marine engineers of Mammoet Solutions.
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