Boat Accidents

Vessel Assist Salvages Launch-Accident Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer

Sunken Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer Under Salvage by Vessel Assist -- Photo: Vessel Assist

Sunken Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer Under Salvage by Vessel Assist -- Photo: Vessel Assist

Vessel Assist San Diego has reported that it successfully salvaged a new 56′ yacht that sank after being accidentally dropped during offloading from its delivery ship.  The company did not specifically identify the brand of yacht but photos appearing with the article clearly show that the yacht is a Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer.  According to Vessel Assist, the 50-ton yacht sank in about 35 feet of water on Saturday morning, June 27, 2009.  The company managed to raise the boat from the bottom using float bags and then towed it to a nearby facility where, on Sunday, the boat was hoisted out of the water. 

Sunken Nordhavn 56MS Being Prepared for Lift -- Photo: Vessel Assist

Sunken Nordhavn 56MS Being Prepared for Lift -- Photo: Vessel Assist

Photos posted on the Vessel Assist blog site show the extent of the damage to the hull of the new motorsailer.  You can read the entire story of the salvage effort here, at the Vessel Assist blog.

Salvaged Nordhavn 56MS Shows Accident Damage to Hull -- PHoto:  Vessel Assist

Salvaged Nordhavn 56MS Shows Accident Damage to Hull -- PHoto: Vessel Assist

Word on the street says that PAE has already taken exceptionally good care of the customer involved.  OceanLines has asked Nordhavn for more information on the accident and we will report that as soon as the company responds.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Industry News