The 82,000-ton VLCC Amuriyah, an Iraqi tanker that sunk near Bubiyan Island off the coast of Kuwait in January 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, has been refloated by a salvage team of Mammoet Salvage in two sections, and moved away from the area. VLCC Amuriyah wreck, at an average depth of 33m, had to be moved because it was within the tanker turning circle of a future Single Mooring Point (SMP-5) at Iraq’s Al Basrah Oil Terminal, through which 97% of Iraq’s crude oil is shipped. The sunken vessel blocked construction of a vital mooring point for the export of crude oil from SMP-5. Sterling Global Operations provided the surface-supplied divers for unexploded ordnance search and removal. After the VLCC Amuriyah and surrounding area was cleared, the wreck was refloated by a salvage team of Mammoet Salvage in two sections, and moved away from the area. The operation began in March 2014.
2012 Bay of Campeche, Mexico, Mammoet Salvage Americas
Removal of the legs of jackup boat Pico 4 from the bottom in the AKAL oil field, Bay of Campeche.