Azerbaijani specialists lifting Ukrainian ship from bottom of Black Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 19 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/
By late October, the Azerbaijani Kulevi (Georgia) oil terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) plans to complete the first phase of lifting the Ukrainian Skadovsk ship, which sank last year near the Black Sea port, said the terminal.
At present, development of the plan between the team of crane vessel and divers is ending. After developing the plan, a crane will be towed off to the place of work. "We hope that the operation will begin in the coming days," said the report.
Kulevi oil terminal launched work on independently lifting the vessel, when the owners of the ship refused to conduct operations.
Skadovsk of the Chernomortechflot company conducted work on dredging of the seabed in the port to create the conditions for entry of large vessels into the port. The accident did not affect the activities of the oil terminal. There are not any barriers to entry into port of ships.
The ship turned over on Sept. 30, as a result of a storm (6-7 points). On Sept. 30, the vessel was beached and got a hole. Specialists from Ukraine arrived and decided to get the ship off through haulage. The ship turned over during the haulage on Oct. 3, earlier the source said.
This ship wreck killed the captain and two crew members. The search for the bodies has continued for several days. Of 31 people on the board, 28 people were rescued.