Recent high-resolution surveys of the wreck of New Flame, sunk by collision in the Straits of Gibraltar, exploited the full potential of multibeam sonar systems and utilised advanced data collection methodology conceived by ADUS. The resulting point cloud data was then visualised using 3D interactive techniques developed by the company. The results provided the salvage team with clearer and more informative imagery than has been available previously from other more conventional surveys.
It also allowed the agreed clearance depth over the wreck to be clearly defined, which was checked and confirmed by a later post-clearance survey.
Three Gibraltarian men rescued a man who is thought to have fallen overboard in the middle of the Strait at 8.50am yesterday morning.
Julio Lopez, skipper of the Fire-tug Anne, and his crew were in international waters and about to get alongside a vessel they were there to service when Mr Lopez overheard one of the vessels crossing the straits calling Tarifa traffic, the main station for any incidents in the area, to alert them to a man overboard situation.
Marking the position of where they were when the message was transmitted, the men noted on their return from their assignment that they were about three miles to the east of that position, they decided to return slowly and keeping a look out. At the same time, notice came in over the channels that a Spanish launch has been deployed and that a call was made to the Jerez helicopter station.
James Molinary Ltd were contacted at 15:37 (Tuesday the 31st May 2011) by the Gibraltar Port Control / Vessel Traffic Services, and requested to make available at all haste the Fire and Rescue Tug “Anna”.
The “Anna” was engaged at this moment on a fender movement procedure in the North Anchorage assisting the tanker the MT Jack Jacob, preparing for a STS operation. Our operation team acted immediately and redeployed the “Anna” to the fire scene whist simultaneously putting the vessels “Polaco” and the oil spill response vessel “Alex” at the disposal of the Port. The Fire fighting crew of the “Anna” were contacted and made there way to the port where the “Polaco” was waiting to take them to the vessel, the onboard crew had prepared the vessel ready and were standing near the fire scene, by 15:40 the duty marine engineer was onboard running through the checklist prior to start-up of the fire fighting pumps. Continue reading “FIRE FIGHTING OPERATION AT THE WASTE OIL RECEPTION AND PROCESSING FACILITY “S.O.R.T”. NORTH MOLE, GIBRALTAR.”→