Mercator to Salvage Sunken TSHD Tridevi Prem

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New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) Chairman A.V. Ramana announced last week that Mercator Limited, the owner of sunken hopper dredger Tridevi Prem, has agreed to salvage the wreck, The Hindu informs. 

As reported earlier, the Tridevi Prem, abandoned by its crew after water ingress, sunk on September 3 within port limits of NMPT.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) successfully rescued 13 crew members of the TSHD, following flooding in the dredger’s pump room.

According to Indian Coast Guard Karnataka Commander S S Dasila, the dredger was on a contractual agreement with NMPT for ensuring the sufficient depths in this area when the accident occurred.

Chairman A.V. Ramana said that the Joint Director General of Shipping, Chennai, has issued a notice to Mercator to remove the dredger’s wreck. The company would have to appoint an agency for the salvage that needs a lot of planning, favorable weather conditions etc., The Hindu reports.

Over a period of time, the wreck would be salvaged.

He also claimed that there was no oil spill from the vessel as certified by the Coast Guard and Hyderabad-based Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (Incois).

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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