Fagioli Completes Berkan B Wreck Removal Operation

December 10, 2021 | Maritime | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

After months of challenging operations executed by Fagioli to remove the six sections of the Berkan B wreck, eventually the wreck parts are heading by barge to their final destination in Piombino.

The demanding removal operations were performed by means of crawler cranes and barges with dedicated studies and interventions concerning environmental matters and the safeguard of the sea. After several years that the Berkan B wreck was laying into the water, it was almost impossible to calculate the actual weight of the sections. For instance for the last and most impressive lifting operation (the removal of the stern) on the original drawings the item was supposed to weight 500 ton, but at the end the actual load turned to be about 800 ton: three crawler cranes, positioned onto a barge, were eventually used to remove the last and most demanding wreck section.

An impressive performance executed by Fagioli team, safely tailing all the environmental matters required for an operation like this one.