Friday, November 28, 2008

Asgard II to be raised?

According to recent reports in the Irish press, a plan to raise Asgard II will be presented to the Irish cabinet before Christmas. The defence minister, hopes to commission a salvage company to raise the government’s training vessel so that it can be restored. If a deal is agreed, the company could raise the vessel from the seabed as early as next spring.
A survey of the sunken ship by a Remotely Operated Vehicle in September showed that Asgard II is largely intact and could be saved, although it lies under 80 metres of water 31 km off the French coast in the Bay of Biscay.

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