salvage vessel


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salvage vessel

[′sal·vij ‚ves·əl]
(naval architecture)
A ship equipped to rescue or save ships or material that has been sunk, wrecked, damaged, or discarded.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to the report, the colossal salvage vessel is capable of picking up oil rigs.
Involved in the salvaging operations were USS Safeguard, USNS Wally Shirra, Jascon 25, Smit Borneo, Seabridge Barge, Tug Archon Tide, Tug Intrepid, Malayan Towage salvage vessel Trabajador-1, and USNS Washington Chamberlain.
A Royal Navy ship, HMS Cattistock, has been identifying items on the seabed using high-tech imagery equipment and the Ministry of Defence has contracted a civilian salvage vessel to recover the wreckage.
A deep-sea salvage vessel equipped with unmanned submarines has located pieces of an aircraft that experts believe come from the missing Airbus A330, which crashed en route from Brazil to Paris on June 1, 2009.
Yonhap said a 3,000-ton rescue vessel and two anti-mine ships arrived at the scene of the disaster Sunday and a salvage vessel from the U.S.
Abdullah al-Islam, a local politician, said authorities were sending a salvage vessel to bring the boat to shore.
The company, along with industry partners, has received contracts to transport various jack up drilling rigs to Sjarjah, Tianjin, West Africa, Sudan and Singapore, and modules and a salvage vessel to Stavanger and Nigeria respectively.
The package is to be installed in a multipurpose salvage vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia's Nevsky shipbuilding yard in Shlisselburg, close to St Petersburg.
Despite the fact a salvage vessel had to transfer 20 tons of marijuana to two yachts crewed by stoned Californian hippies on the high seas, and that the yachts subsequently had to unload it in the middle of a loch in the dark to drunken soldiers in Zodiacs, who had to carry the heavy bales up a beach and across a main highway to a castle before loading them on lorries without anyone noticing, it all went like clockwork.
The combined cockpit voice and flight data recorder was retrieved on 5 April, and a salvage vessel chartered by the AAIB has since recovered most of the wreckage from the seabed.
The salvage vessel Bibby Topaz berthed in Aberdeen Harbour with the bodies and parts of the wreckage.