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Wreck of North­gui­der remo­ved

The wreck of the North­gui­der is now com­ple­te­ly remo­ved from Hin­lo­pen Strait.

The shrimp traw­ler ran ground in Hin­lo­pen, very clo­se to the coast of Nord­aus­t­land, in late Decem­ber 2018. The crew could be res­cued by heli­c­op­ter in a dra­ma­tic ope­ra­ti­on in very cold and stor­my con­di­ti­ons and com­ple­te dark­ness. Later, envi­ron­men­tal­ly dan­ge­rous mate­ri­als inclu­ding fuels and lubri­ca­ti­on oils, paints, elec­tri­cal equip­ment and fishing gear could be remo­ved.

Wrack Northguider

The wreck of the ship traw­ler North­gui­der and sal­va­ge ves­sels
in August 2019 in Hin­lo­pen.

It was plan­ned to remo­ve the wreck during the sum­mer of 2019, but dif­fi­cult ice con­di­ti­ons delay­ed the ope­ra­ti­on and then it tur­ned out that the wreck could not be remo­ved in one pie­ce becau­se it was too hea­vi­ly dama­ged.

Now the North­gui­der has been cut into seve­ral smal­ler pie­ces which could be taken to Nor­way. Divers con­firm­ed that no wrecka­ge is left on the sea flour eit­her, accor­ding to the Sys­sel­man­nen.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the title “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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last modification: 2020-09-02 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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