Big Wrecker 3 Years After Irma

Big Wrecker Needed for Boat Recovery

A big wrecker from Tim’s Towing was needed at Bells Landing near Savannah last week to extract a boat turtled during hurricane Irma, 3 years ago.  The boat was pretty decayed and falling apart. That there was anything left of the boat after 3 years was kind of amazing. It felt a little like finding an old galleon with sunken treasure.

The recovery was truly a challenge.  Five times we had to go out, waiting for just the right low tide for us to get close enough to the boat. We were assisted by a water recovery boat.

Once we were there it wasn’t any easier. Using the 50-ton Big Wrecker and the 60-ton Rotator we literally had to inch the boat up a bit and then wait while letting the mud and water fell out. Four times, our attachment point onto the boat disintegrated and we had to rehook it. Over the course of two hours, we finally go the huge boat out of the water. Honestly, as you can see, there wasn’t much left of the boat. 

I think Copart will take a pass on this one. 

 

Recovery Boat in position

Recovery Boat in position

Boat on shore after heavy wrecker recovery

Boat on shore after heavy wrecker recovery

Recovery boat next to sunken boat

Recovery boat next to sunken boat

Heavy Wrecker in Position

Heavy Wrecker in Position

Details of Big Wrecker Boat Recovery

Tim’s Towing and Recovery was contacted by Zulu, a leading disaster recovery management firm, in need of a Big Wrecker for water recovery. The big wrecker was needed to extract a boat that had sunk three years ago during Hurricane Irma.  Tim’s Towing and Recovery went to Bells Landing the 1st time with its big wrecker and rotator. The tides were wrong and they couldn’t get access with the big wrecker and rotator. Tim’s Towing and Recovery went to Bells Landing the 2nd time with its big wrecker and rotator.   Again, the tides were wrong and they couldn’t get access with the big wrecker and rotator. Tim’s Towing and Recovery went to Bells Landing the 3rd time with its big wrecker. Again, the tides were wrong and they couldn’t get access with the big wrecker and rotator. On the fourth try, the same thing happened. On the fifth time, the big wrecker and rotator were able to reach the boat. The extraction from the water was difficult and wet. The big wrecker towing team attached the boat to the big wrecker to winch it out. Several times the boat disintegrated and the hook released. The big wrecker towing team had to go into the water several times to reattach the hook. On each attempt, the boat would raise up a bit. Water, silt and sand would rush out. The heavy wrecker team was forced to wait. The big wrecker towing team tried again and again. Each time the hook would fall free. Finally, they secured the hook on the stable part of the boat and were able to winch the boat out. As you can see from the photo’s there isn’t much left of the boat.

 

 

 

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