SUPSALV Clears Sunken Barge from Alexandroupoli, Greece

September 4, 2019 – Responding to a request from U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Army Europe to remove a sunken dredge barge from the port of Alexandroupoli, Greece, NAVSEA Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, SEA 00C, has developed a plan and assembled a team to remove the barge and restore access to the pier for future NATO missions. The dredge barge, Olga, which has laid on the harbor bottom since 2010, is over 150’ long and weighs approximately 800 metric tons. The barge is laying on its side and…

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SUPSALV leads historic operation to remove oil on ex-Prinz Eugen

November 13, 2018 – The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) office led a joint team to successfully remove 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll. The project, led by Stephanie Bocek in SUPSALV and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command /Army Forces Strategic Command, required two years of research and planning to prepare for the unprecedented removal of oil from up to 173 tanks of a heavy cruiser warship. “This project was…

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