Published On: Wed, Jul 26th, 2017

“Bounty” removed from Spaanse Water

Bounty1WILLEMSTAD - On the initiative of the Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA), on June 8th preparations were started for the removal of the sailboat “Bounty” from the Spaanse Water, which sank there in 2015. A pontoon with a container and a mini excavator were used for this purpose. A team consisting of representatives of CPA, the Ministry of Defense, the department of Port and Security Inspection (HVI), the towage company (KTK), Curaçao Industrial Diving (CID) and SeaHarbor Services Curaçao, made this project possible, which project was finalized on July 5th.

A special team of the Dutch Royal Navy, consisting of divers, was deployed by the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands to assist with the removal activities. A special thanks goes out to this team for their excellent work.

The “Bounty” was built in 1982 in Canada and was 17.5 meters long, 5.98 meters wide and 2.83 meters deep.
On the pictures, the sailboat in its original condition, during the removal preparation phase and during the removal activities of the wreck, both under and above water.


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