All told, the entire project took more than three months: 30 days to stage the equipment, 30 days for a seagoing tug
to tow the barge to Japan, two weeks to unload, and 30 days to travel back to the Port of Oakland for unloading and returning Baker Pumps' rental equipment.
The barge was set adrift earlier today after the seagoing tug, VALOUR, began taking on water and sank off the coast of Cape Fear, N.
The Coast Guard placed a three man crew on the barge who were able to prepare it for capture by a seagoing tug, JUSTINE FOSS.
Contract Awarded for the delivery of five Harbour and Seagoing tugs
Six ships - the border patrol boat "Valery Zamaraev" icebreaker "Triton", floating workshop "Archangel Michael" and seagoing tugs
"Epron", "Adler" and Ruslan - have been searching for the missing sailors.