Address – Baltimore Co Cork
Project Details – Decommission and dismantle 5 trawlers
Haughey Metals Ltd was appointed to undertake the safe removal of sunken fishing trawlers that were situated on the south west coast of Ireland in an area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty and a special area of conservation.
As always we aimed to carry out all works in the most safe and environmentally friendly way. In order to maintain the natural beauty of the area our engineers removed the excess oils, fuel and all hazardous fluids from the boats using our specially engineered mobile de-pollution unit. A floating boom was put in place to contain any loose debris that detached from the trawlers during the cutting process. We used one of our highly specialised machines to cut the trawler into sections and carefully raised them out of the water onto dry land. All the scrap metal was processed and recycled at our site premises. The timber decks were saved and sold on to the architectural salvage industry. All of the trawlers were dismantled in the same way and the harbour was cleaned up and left clean and tidy on departure.
- Date: 22/07/2013
- Categories: Projects Undertaken