Resolve Marine Group recently completed the complicated wreck removal of the bulk cement carrier MV RAYSUT II, which grounded off the pristine beaches of Al-Fazayah Beach, Salalah. Resolve was chosen for this project because of their plan to refloat her in one piece, limiting environmental damage. Al-Fazayah Beach, Salalah, is a unique vacation spot which is known for the nesting of endangered sea turtles. The partially loaded vessel, RAYSUTT II, departed Port of Salalah in May of last year when the port was evacuated due to adverse weather conditions. The vessel lost headway and steerage and subsequently grounded on Fazayah Beach on 26th May 2018, with approximately 6,750mt of dry powdered cement.
Resolve mobilized their Crane Barge RMG 1000 and Resolve Monarch from Singapore, two of their specialty owned salvage and wreck removal support vessels.
The vessel was towed by the RESOLVE MONARCH to the port of Salalah, Oman, where the bulk of the cargo was discharged by Resolve. The vessel cement pumping system had to be reactivated and modified so that the cement cargo could be directly discharged into closed road tankers to avoid dust pollution. Special Airlifts were designed by Resolve to discharge the holds where the cargo was partially solidified and could not be pumped directly.
For the Voyage, seven submersible pumps were set up in the engine room and cargo void spaces with automatic start-up activated by a high-level sensor. The feed was sent to the towing vessel RESOLVE MONARCH by wi-fi so that salvors could monitor the status of vessel remotely. This system has been entirely conceptualized and fabricated in-house and onsite.
The vessel was successfully delivered on April 11th and subsequently recycled. The government of Oman was extremely pleased with Resolve and the lack of any damage to their beautiful beaches and endangered species.