F/V DEEP SEA refloated
The fishing vessel DEEP SEA was re-floated today with the assistance of two derrick barges, the D/B General and D/B Oakland. Divers connected lifting chains to the derrick barges’ rigging. The vessel was righted from its previous 45 degree port list to approximately 5 degrees. Once the cranes had the vessel off bottom, divers used high pressure water to flush the accumulated mud from the vessel decks, it was then lifted to the surface. Environmental crews installed pump suctions into the holds and engine room to pump water from the interior. Divers inspected the outside of the hull for damage and leaks.
The vessel is being prepared for Dead Ship Tow to Seattle where it will be put on a dry dock, cut up, and recycled.