Super yacht salvage operation begins

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(Last Updated On: June 28, 2022)

Work gets underway this week to remove the sunken yacht ‘Rendezvous’ from Torquay Harbour.

Since the incident on Saturday 28 May, Tor Bay Harbour Authority have been working with MDL and the appointed wreck removal company on the salvage operation.

Divers were in the water yesterday to make the final preparations for the salvage operation to begin, prior to the required vessels and equipment arriving.

It is anticipated that the removal of the remaining fuel and the lifting of the vessel will commence today, Tuesday 28 June. Subject to weather and unforeseen circumstances the lift will be completed by Thursday 30 June.

Princess Pier remains closed and only essential personnel will be granted access.

Once the salvage operation has been safely completed, repairs to Princess Pier will begin. Once safe to do so, Princess Pier will reopen to the public.

All salvage works are weather dependent and are therefore subject to change.

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