Successful Wreck Removal of M/S Osfjord


On 22nd of September 2018, M/S Osfjord got engine problems and grounded at the coast of Trøndelag, Norway. All crew members were evacuated by a rescue helicopter.

Several attempts were made to remove the vessel, but due to the conditions of the vessel, adverse weather and the exposed site, the operations were not successful.

The Owner and the insurance company considered it necessary to consider alternative methods for removal and in July 2019, BOA presented a method of work and was thereafter awarded the contract to perform a complete wreck removal.

The method of work consisted of three steps. The first step was to cut the wreck in 6 sections. Thereafter each section was lifted onboard Boabarge 42 using a mobile crane before transport of all sections to the scrap yard.

During the operations barriers and continuous monitoring was established to avoid any spills.

The complete wreck removal including cleaning of debris from the sea bottom and the coast line was carried out in 26 days to the full satisfaction of both client and authorities.