Chilean Ferry Scuttled After 2014 Patagonia Grounding – Photos and Video

foto_0000000320150921140844The Chile Ro-Ro ferry Amadeo I was towed out to sea and scuttled on Monday after a year-long operation to remove the vessel from the shores of a fjord in Patagonia.

The ferry was transiting from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt, Chile in August 2014 when it when it grounded and partially sank in the Kirke Canal. All 17 passengers and 28 crew members were evacuated from the ship, but unfortunately the vessel could not be saved.

The U.S.-based salvage firm Resolve Marine was contracted for the salvage work, and the ship was righted earlier this year using the now-famous parbuckling technique and later declared a total loss by the insurers.

The Chilean Navy reports that the vessel was towed out to sea on Monday and scuttled in 2,700 meters of water about 43 miles (70 km) from Diego de Almagro Island. 

Here are some photos and video of the salvage:

Initial Grounding and Response

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The Chilean ferry “Amadeo” is seen after it ran aground in the area of Paso Kirke, near Puerto Natales city, south of Santiago, in this handout picture from the Chilean Navy, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Chilean Navy

 

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Photo: Resolve Marine

 

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Photo: Resolve Marine

 

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Photo: Resolve Marine

 

Parbuckling

Scuttling

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