Rostock Harbour Cranes Recovery – Update
The latest news concerning the recovery of the two Liebherr Harbour Cranes from the water in the Port of Rostock is that the floating crane “Hebo Lift 9” arrived at the port assisted by the AHT tug “Isa’ from Landfall Marine Contractors arrived at the incident location at 08.00 , local time yesterday Thursday, 5 March. The arrival time had been delayed due to adverse weather conditions in the North Sea.
It is expected that the preparatory work involved in the recovery of the two cranes will have been completed by the shear legs crane “Baltic Lift” from the local company BALTIC Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH. The port authorities report that two lattice masts, each about 50 metres long and weighing 35 tonnes, have been recovered. This work will enable the “Hebo Lift 9” to start work on lifting the submerged cranes as soon as possible. A further update from Liebherr is expected soon.
The causes of this complex incident are still being investigated. Directly after the incident initial reports alluded to contact between the Jumbo Vision cranes and the Liebherr cranes. However, earlier this week, the Communication Manager at Jumbo, Jan Hein Reeringh, told HeavyLiftNews.com that no evidence had been found so far to support such a theory.
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Hebo Lift 9 on location, Port of Rostock. Photograph courtesy of Liebherr and Port of Rostock Authority
Sources Port of Rostock Authority, Liebherr, Jumbo, HLN