MV Flinterstar Bow Lifted from North Sea Off Belgium

The wreck removal of the Dutch freighter MV Flinterstar is underway in the North Sea off Belgium with salvage crews successfully lifting the bow section from the seabed earlier this week. The operation to remove the wreck has been ongoing for the past 10 weeks as a consortium of Belgian marine contractors prepared the wreck for the lifting operation and mobilized … [Read more...]

Oil Removed from Wrecked ‘Flinterstar’ Off Belgium

  Dutch shipowner Flinter announced Wednesday that all remaining heavy fuel oil has been successfully removed from the wreck of the MV Flinterstar more than three weeks after it collided with an LNG carrier off the Belgian coast. The operation to remove the fuel has been ongoing since the freighter partially sank following the collision on October 6th. The … [Read more...]

Bad Weather Hampers ‘Flinterstar’ Salvage Off Belgium

  Oil removal operations from the wrecked Flinterstar off the coast of Belgium were halted for a third straight day Thursday due to weather. Dutch ship owner Flinter reports that high winds and an unfavorable sea state has prevented divers from entering the water since Tuesday morning. The 129 meter Flinterstar has been half submerged on a sandbank … [Read more...]

MV Flinterstar A Total Loss Off Belgium

  Salvage of the partially sunken MV Flinterstar following a collision with an LNG carrier earlier this week off the coast of Belgium kicks into high gear as oil spill cleanup winds down and the inquiry into what happened continues. Dutch ship owner Flinter reports that the Flinterstar remains stable and the company has contracted SMIT and Multraship to … [Read more...]