NPE aided in the marine recovery of an abandoned vessel on the Brisbane River at Breakfast Creek. The boat was ...
NPE aided in the marine recovery of an abandoned vessel on the Brisbane River at Breakfast Creek.
The boat was abandoned some time ago and had taken on water so that it was sitting half submerged when NPE arrived on site.
NPE received the callout at 3pm and started the salvage operation on site at 7am the next day.
Suction pipe was floated from the NPE trailer pump on land, across to the half sunken boat.
With suction pipework connected in the boat’s hull, the NPE trailer pump made quick work of the job – dewatering faster than the water coming in.
Removing bulk water allowed the boat to right itself. The boat owner set up his own small submersible pump to maintain the boat’s floatation.
NPE then pumped clean water back into the hull to wash away mud and debris, then pumped it out again.
Once empty, the client’s pump was able to maintain incoming water so NPE could demobilise equipment.
The boat’s new owner had recently purchased the boat from Brisbane City Council for the grand price of $1.
The new owner said they were very pleased with the result and how fast NPE completed the job.
When heavy rain hits and there’s a chance of flooding, you can call on National Pump & Energy for dewatering and emergency power solutions.
Be prepared – call NPE on 1800 PUMP RENTAL.
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