HARMS-ALP succesfully refloated containervessel K-WAVE
HARMS – ALP successfully refloated the container vessel “K-Wave” , which had run aground at Almayate Beach, about 12 miles east of Malaga, Spain, on Tuesday 15 February 2011.
HARMS –ALP were contacted by the owner of the “K-Wave” for the refloating of the vessel, the DP2 AHT “Ursus” (218 ton BP) was send directly to the casualty, arriving at the casualty only 6 hours after HARMS-ALP was contacted.
A salvage master, engineer and naval architect were dispatched to the scene to perform a preliminary survey of the vessel while a dive survey was also performed. Coast Guard and HARMS-ALP Salvage personnel worked together to remove the ‘K-Wave” from the beach while ensuring the safety of the public and environment.
A re-floating plan was drawn up and presented to the harbor master based on the results of the preliminary survey, and refloating works started immediately after approval was received from the Harbor Master.
Using the AHT Ursus, the ships own ballast system and the expertise of HARMS-ALP salvage team the vessel was successfully refloated Wednesday 17 February approximately 30 hours after HARMS-ALP was initially contacted.