Economy October 8, 2019 | 3:46 pm

Dominican Navy headed rescue of container ship stranded for weeks

Santo Domingo.– International and local maritime companies during several weeks coordinated in the effort to save the Tanzania-registry container ship HABIB EXPRESS, which was stranded since September 12.

The Dominican Navy said its assets supervised the operation, supported by the T&T Salvage LLC rescue agency, the Dominican SvitzerCaribbean Companies and the Dominican Maritime Agency (MARDOM).

“Integrated logistics services where put into a rescue plan for the ship, with a deployment of six vessels and a multi-task crane barge.”

“Since last Friday, facing the adversities of the bad weather that prevailed in Alto Velo island to be able to operate safely and without causing environmental damage, after six days of the lightening and dismantling operations of the ship, finally on Monday, October 7, he successfully refloated it, taking it out of the rocky seabed and the shallow water in which it was located.”