Incident Photo Of The Week – M/V Holmatindur

Salvage of Motor Vessel at Walvis Bay Namibia

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Salvage of motor vessel Holmatindur at Walvis Bay, Namibia. The vessel capsized and sank three hours before it was for docking. Poor stability was the cause of this very costly incident. It took some time to lift the vessel removing all nets, oil, cables to make it safe to work on. Also, finding all the leaks and making the vessel watertight before lifting her was a major job.

The Holmatindur prior to the incident:

Photo By Wiczlinianin