Video recap of Davy Crockett salvage operation

We’ve had a great deal of coverage of the $22m+ salvage operation to remove the derelict Davy Crockett, a WW2 Navy Liberty ship converted to a barge, from the Columbia River. You can find Bruce Buls’ stories and blogs here:

• Columbia River salvage job now up to $14m 

• Meeting Davy Crockett in person 

• The Coast Guard’s flyover footage of the salvage operation 

• The biggest salvage job nobody has heard of (initial impressions) 

• Full magazine feature: Davy’s Demise 

Now, we have a nice way to put a bow on the whole story: A video recap from Ballard Diving and Salvage, which was the primary contractor responsible for the salvage operations. In the video below, you’ll get a great summary on what needed to be done, how the Ballard architects approached the job (with 3D visualizations), what some of the hurdles were they needed to clear, and some great photos of the work in progress:


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