GPA releases cargo ship wreck removal update

Gibraltar Port Authority published a detailed survery report on the OS 35 wreck (GPA) ed

A report on the wreck of a cargo ship that crashed into an LNG carrier and was sunk last August has confirmed that the risk of oil leakage has been ‘dramatically reduced’.

The 35,362dwt, 178m LOA OS 35 bulker with its load of steel bars collided with the LNG carrier as it left Gibraltar, whereafter it anchored off Catalan Bay and was subsequently sunk. Around a month later GPA said that while the 73m long forward and 105m long aft sections were at that time still connected by cracked, bent and buckled steel, the ship itself could be considered as two pieces.

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