Removing wreck

On June 9, the work barge and tugboat from salvage company Koole Mammoet from the Netherlands arrived on Saba. The salvage company has been hired by Rijkswaterstaat to remove the motor vessel “Elsa” with minimal damage to the environment from the location where it stranded at Ladder Bay in March. Since their arrival, the top decks of the stranded craft have been cut and moved to the barge. Currently, the salvagers are working on the hull. The bow of the hull was removed on June 30. Depending on weather and sea conditions, it is hoped that the entire vessel will be removed in two weeks, Saba Government Information Service (SGIS) said in a statement on Tuesday. When the vessel is completely removed, the Ladder Bay trail will reopen and the dive buoys will be reinstalled, SGIS said.

Source: The Daily Herald