August 8, 2003 5:23 AM Subscribe
The Tricolor, a 50,000-ton cargo vessel carrying 3000 automobiles worth more than $40 million, is being raised.
Cost to raise the Tricolor
: $40 million. It sunk, then was hit three times
, once by the Nicola, then by the Vicky
(an oil tanker which spilled some, and killed marine life
), then by a salvage tug. Good summary
of the collisions in Dutch and English, with photos (similarly in French
). Official press briefings
offer good outline of all stages since the beginning. The automobile manufacturers tried to prevent pictures
being taken of the destroyed automobiles, but there they are
and even more and better
. The official Tricolor salvage site
offers a PDF file on how the salvage is being done
: in part, with a huge cutting wire.