The Oita Coast Guard, which was looking for the crane ship
that had left the scene, found two crane ships
in the afternoon involved in road construction work near the crash site, one of which had a scratch.
The crane ship
is heading for a standby spot near where the vessel sank off Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, coast guard officials said.
These included the USNS Pililaau, an LMSR capable of carrying 380,000 square feet of cargo; the SS Cape Mohican, one of MSC's two heavy-lift ships; the SS Flickertail State, a crane ship
that lifts cargo from its holds onto watercraft or a temporary or fixed pier; and the SS Chesapeake, a fuel tanker designed for OPDS operations.
The cut off sections and the debris from the USS Guardian were transferred to the Archon Tide via the crane ship
MT Jascon 25.
MANILA -- The USS Guardian dismantling operation continued on Thursday after the grounded US Navy minesweeper's four engines were removed and transferred to a barge by the lead crane ship
Jascon 25, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Last weekend, the salvage operation continued with the vessel's bridge deck lifted and transferred to a barge by the Gibraltar-flagged crane ship
Jascon 25, the lead vessel tasked with dismantling the Guardian after another crane ship
, the SMIT Borneo, failed to anchor near the US vessel.
Last weekend, the salvage operation continued with the vessel's bridge deck successfully lifted and transferred to a barge by the crane ship
Jascon 25, the lead vessel tasked with dismantling the US Navy ship after another crane ship
, the SMIT Borneo failed to anchor near the Guardian.
Early this week, the dismantling of the Guardian resumed with the removal of the vessel's mast and funnel by the crane ship
Jascon 25, which the PCG said was the main vessel tasked with dismantling the grounded US Navy ship.
In a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, he also disclosed that the salvage team had started "clearing equipment below deck, removing the sonar winch at the bow, preparing the mast for lifting, relocating the reference beacons of the crane ship
Jascon 25, transferring recovered items to the tug Archon Tide, and clearing of loose materials" at the US Navy minesweeper.