SALVAGE OF THE TANKERS ELIAS AND CORINTHOS

The salvage procedures adopted for two tankers which sank after explosion and fire are described. The vessels concerned were the 30,000-dwt Greek-flag Elias, in which the explosion occurred during the final stages of discharging a cargo of crude oil; and the 54,000-dwt Liberian crude carrier Corinthos which was in a collision when berthed at a jetty prior to the explosion. For the Elias an 800-ton crane was used to lift 20 transversely-severed sections cut by divers using oxy-arc cutting equipment and explosive shaped charges. The Corinthos was refloated by means of the patch and pump technique. The extensive diving operations required for both vessels are described in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  USA  21044
  • Authors:
    • Rynecki, A
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM