This week Puertos Canarios carried out the third transfer by sea and on pontoons of the wreckage caused by Storm Emma in the port of Gran Tarajal in Tuineje in Fuerteventura earlier this year to the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Manuel Ortega, Director Manager of Puertos Canarios said that this new operation used a tugboat to tow a barge containing around 620 tons of steel from the Taehung FB1 and Taehung M6 barges, which were rescued from the bottom of the sea that are now laminated and decontaminated. He also noted that the deadlines set by Fernando Clavijo President of the Government of the Canary Islands when he visited the port of Gran Tarajal on 3 August have now been met.
Manuel Ortega said “The work has not stopped and, although it is true that bad sea conditions have prevented the transfer of the tugboat with the loaded pontoon before, we are within the calculated margins.”
Ortega also added that when this current operation is completed, the cutting of the last vessel left in the water, the Taehung 2, will begin. However, these rescue tasks continue to be carried out with extraordinary measures of protection to avoid any accident that may cause personal or environmental damage.
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