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|Subject: the stern by dismantling Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:27 pm|| |
While the attempts to tow the stern out to sea failed (and were later deemed unworkable by authorities), the State of Oregon still intended to see the remainder of the vessel removed from the beach. The settlement of the lawsuit against the ship's owners cleared the legal obstacles that prevented removal, and provided the funds necessary to finance the project. The removal was complicated by the fact that the ship had become deeply embedded in the sand, with some portions of the stern estimated to be 20–30 feet (6–9 m) below the sand line.
Titan Maritime jackup barges and cranes during the New Carissa dismantling, July 2008.
A project to remove the stern by dismantling it on the beach was started in June 2008, after Oregon legislative approval. The dismantling, expected to cost USD $18 million, was approved by the State Legislative Emergency Board in September 2006. The move was originally scheduled for 2007, but delays in the negotiations pushed the project back a year. Due to weather and surf conditions, the project had to be undertaken during the spring and summer months. Titan Maritime Company, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, signed a USD $16.4 million contract with the Oregon Department of State Lands.[vitaminsair conditioner repair