Project Tag: derelict

Murph Navy Tug Derelict

Global was contracted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources  to remove Murph, a large steel-hulled 1944 Navy Tug from Quartermaster Harbor as part of the department’s Derelict Vessel Program. The 100-foot long, 200-ton tug had been abandoned and sank in shallow water near the mouth of the harbor in 2007, creating a navigational hazard. With the …

Helena Star Derelict Vessel Removal

In January 2013, the derelict freighter MV Helena Star was abandoned and sank while moored in the Hylebos Waterway in Tacoma, WA, releasing more than 600 gallons of diesel and oil into the water. Officials determined the vessel needed to be removed, utilizing federal funding and funds from the state’s Derelict Vessel Program. The Helena Star was built …