Victorian Barge, the Eben Haezer, moored at Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff
The bad weather last week led to the sinking of a Victorian Barge, the Eben Haezer, on its moorings alongside the Wharf Pub in Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff. EDS encountered a technically challenging salvage operation to raise the barge, which weighed around 80t, as it had sunk within 4-5m providing little or no draft beneath for standard lift bag operations. The continuing bad weather excluded the use of a crane to assist with raising the vessel, due to high winds. EDS succeeded in raising the old barge to the surface, using lift bags and plenty of determination.
The disappearance of this local landmark was reported by Wales Online. Click here to view full article.