NANHAI’s Rubber Pontoon contributes to the success of
On 23, Mar. 2017, crews with Shanghai Salvage
successfully lifted the sunken ferry Sewol to the surface. Shandong Nanhai
Airbag Engineering Co., Ltd. has supplied 12pcs of rubber pontoons with 2400
tons total buoyancy for the salvage work.
The wreck's recovery was delayed for nine months due
to technical problems and challenging conditions, but the most difficult stage
in the long-running salvage effort is now complete.
The hoisting arrangement was complex. Two lifting
barges were rigged to pull on 66 lifting wires, each wire connected to one side
of a beam beneath the Sewol's hull. Now that the wreck is above the surface, it
will be transferred onto a semi-submersible ship and carried to the port of
Mokpo. Authorities plan to search the ship for the remains of nine missing
persons, and the hull may be moved to shore for use as a permanent
The salvage may be the deepest lift of a complete hull