Sunday, June 3, 2012

Deep Sea lift update #3: Bow and wheelhouse break surface

by Larry Altose, Ecology public information

The bow and part of the wheelhouse on the Deep Sea can now been seen above the surface of Penn Cove.

The lift resumed after divers pushed tons of silt of the Deep Sea’s deck and checked the rigging that suspends the sunken fishing vessel off the bottom of Penn Cove. The next planned stop in the lifting process will occur when the deck clears the surface.

Workers will use two large pumps to remove water from the vessel. As it lightens, the Deep Sea will rise slowly. The two cranes lifting the vessel will continue to support it during this part of the process.

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