Marine Salvage Operations / Mumbai Port Trust
Case Studies
Marine Salvage Operations / West Coast Shipping, Mumbai

India: Salvage at Mumbai Port


The barge sank in Mumbai Harbour during the Monsoon season in the month of July. The team was contacted to carry-out the survey and if possible, salvage. The salvage was delayed for 2 months due to bad weather.

SEALORD Salvage was contracted on 15th July, 1997 for safely refloating the barge.

Our Work

The salvage team carried out an underwater survey and reported that the barge is resting on the sea bed in toppled (upside down) condition. It was decided that the barge will be re-floated in toppled (upside down) condition and will be made upright on the nearest port, jetty or shallow waters. The toppled condition of the barge worked as an advantage to the salvor. The bottom of the barge worked as a big buoyancy bag.


The barge was re-floated and towed to shallow waters. The cranes were used to make her upright and delivered to the client in safe upright floating condition on 04th October, 1997.

Facts & figures

Salvage / Re-floating
Re-floating sunken barge
"M.T. BCAM 8244"
18 - 20 Meter
M/s. West Coast Shipping, Mumbai
State, Country
Mumbai Harbour, Mumbai, Maharashtra,
20th September - 04th October, 1997